Dwayne was born on September 26, 1975 in Balboa, Panama Canal Zone. He graduated in June 1993 from Hollywood High School in Hollywood, Florida. Immediately following graduation, Dwayne enlisted in the United States Navy, where he honorably served for 17.5 years as an Operations Specialist. Dwayne received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration on May 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Dwayne gained his Angel wings on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Catherine Spencer, Louis V. Reed, Benjamin Richards and Miriam Campbell Richards; uncles, Jeffrey Spencer and Eric Spencer; father-in-law, Julian Roy Duenas Cruz; brother-in-law, Roy Hernandez Cruz.
Dwayne’s memories will live in the hearts of his loving wife, Aileen Hernandez Dawson; children, Ryan, Dwayne Jr., Sheyenne (Amari), Keani, Leianna and Anthony; parents, Robert Sr. and Rosie Dawson and Diana Felicia McKinney; brothers and sisters, Guillermo Rose and Matilde Castro (Brennan, Kedelyn, Ethan, Evan), Robert Dawson Jr. (Chelsea, Desree, Robert III), Ladonna Dawson (Catherine, Xiomara, Brianna, Anthony), Patrick Stewart and Eric Stewart; parents-in-law, Todd and Vivian H. Cruz; brothers and sisters-in-law, Noreen Cruz, Bo Castro, Joseph and Carmen H. Espinosa (Kaden, Tyler, Kai), Marcella Castro, Julian Sablan, JR Sablan, Tina Sablan and Jerrica Sablan; godchildren, Kedelyn, Devin, Nolan and Marlie; close friends, Richard Alvarez, Robert Lucero, Michael Bradford, Leonard Brown, Zach Chanthavong, Justin Crisp, Lloyd McFarland, Melvin Kennard, Derrick Simmons and David Moore; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.