Robert David “Dave” Fewox was born in Gainesville on May 3, 1965. He departed this life on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

David grew up in Tallahassee and at Alligator Point. He was graduated from Maclay School in Tallahassee and Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. After graduation, following his energetic and peripatetic nature, he worked for Stadium Jumping, a jumping horse show production company which toured the Eastern seaboard and wintered in the grounds of the Palm Beach Polo Club.

David was later graduated from the Florida State University College of Law, working as a law clerk for several Tallahassee firms as he studied.

But his real love was the sea, so he also got his 1,000-ton U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License and became a Tow BoatUS rescue captain, in various areas, from Paducah, Kentucky to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Franklin and Bay counties.

David is survived by his mother, Ann Cowles, of Carrabelle Beach, and father, Robert Fewox, of St. Petersburg; two brothers, Mark Fewox, of St. Petersburg, and Brandon Fewox, of Tallahassee; two nephews, Bryce Fewox and Trenton Fewox; three nieces, Alexis Fewox, Delaney Fewox and Jade Fewox Rodriguez; a grandniece, Karlie Fewox; and a grandnephew, Marek Fewox. He also has numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins around the South and many loving friends from the early days in Tallahassee, one from Derbyshire in England, and later from his favorite place to be, Franklin County,

He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed by we who are left behind.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 4 at 5 p.m. at his mother’s home at 2400 Driftwood Point Lane, Carrabelle Beach. Pastor Beth White will officiate, with the Rev. Brian Brightly also speaking.

All who cared for David are welcome. Driftwood Point Lane is south of U.S. 98, the water side, about 10 miles east of Eastpoint and five miles west of Carrabelle. Look for a Tate’s Hell State Forest Hiking Trail” sign on the north side of U.S. 98, and a small Driftwood Point Lane sign and mailbox, with “2400” and a small bouquet on it, on the south side of U.S. 98.

David’s brothers, Mark and Brandon, will scatter his ashes in the Gulf of Mexico following the beachside service.