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Memories of Shawn Waters
SHAWN WATERS -MERRITT ISLAND - Jonathan \"Shawn\" Evan Waters, 31, of Merritt Island, died in an accident during a fishing trip Sunday, November 23, 2008, in the Indian River off the Pine Island Conservation Area. Shawn was born on November 28, 1976, in Baltimore, MD, to Debra Louise Capshaw. When he was a year old, he moved to Merritt Island, where he and his sister were raised by their maternal grandparents, Thomas and Barbara Capshaw. He graduated from Merritt Island High School in 1995. An accomplished athlete, he lettered in baseball, track, and soccer in high school. As a teenager, he was chosen to be on a select soccer team that traveled to Germany. He attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland and was a graduate of Chapman School of Seamanship in Stuart. For the past five years, he was the owner and operator of Waters Pool and Spa on Merritt Island. He is survived by his three children whom he loved dearly, Evan Thomas, 8, Lilian \"Lily\" Elizabeth, 6, and Ella Joy, 3, and their mother, Melody Russell, all of Cocoa; his mother, Debra Capshaw Daughtry (Grayson) of Columbia, SC; his sister, Taija Lynn Waters of Merritt Island; his maternal grandparents of Merritt Island; three aunts, Jessica Capshaw Green (Jeff), Tamara Capshaw Salmon (Peter), and Teri Capshaw (Brad Mack); five cousins, Alex Capshaw-Taylor Holms trom, Erin and Michael Capshaw-Taylor, and Carson and Sophie Capshaw-Mack; one nephew, Christian Waters and two nieces, Madison and Skylar Gurganus. A former lifeguard for Brevard County, Shawn was a talented surfer and avid fisherman who lived life to the fullest. He will be missed dearly by his family. A memorial service will be held at The First Baptist Church of Cocoa Beach, on Sunday, December 7th, at 2:00 p.m., with Ken Babington officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an education fund for Shawn\'s children at Kennedy Space Center Federal Credit Union. The family wishes to sincerely thank all of Shawn\'s friends who searched for him around the clock when he went missing.
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