Scott Allen Watkins

June 05, 1956 ‒ October 22, 2009

Greenwood, Indiana formerly of Marion, Ohio

Scott Allen Watkins, age 53 of Greenwood, Indiana formerly of Marion and Columbus died unexpectedly Thursday, October 22, 2009.

He was born on June 5, 1956 in Cleveland to Marjorie (Hummel) Watkins of Westerville and the late William E. Watkins. A graduate of River Valley High School in 1974, he was class Valedictorian. He earned a bachelors degree from The Ohio State University, after extra studies and two years of medical school also at OSU, he received a master’s degree from the University of Indiana. He then took a post graduate research position with the University of Indiana, before starting at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, were he was working as an associate senior bio-chemist.

Scott treasured family and was proud of his work accomplishments with cancer research. Intelligent, with an appetite for knowledge, he enjoyed the sciences and computer science. A teacher, who was known to be sarcastic, he was the consummate office teaser.

A big kid at heart, he adored all children, especially his nieces and nephews, who will miss him greatly.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by brother: Mark (Stephanie) Watkins of Columbus, sister: Nancy (David) Schwartz of Atlanta, GA, nieces and nephews: Daniel, Kalyssa, Amanda, Trace, Kira, and Kitano, Aunts, Uncles, and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8th, 2009 in the Café Auditorium of the Xenos Christian Fellowship, 1340 Community Park Dr., Columbus, 43229. His family will greet friends one hour prior to the services.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Scott Watkins.

Memorial contributions can be made to support sciences for children at: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, P.O. Box 3000, Indianapolis, IN 46206 or The American Diabetes Association, 937High St., Worthington, Ohio 43085.

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