Scott (Scooter) Alan Hawkins, 48, passed away unexpectedly on February 5, 2020 at his home. From the moment Scott was born, he defied all the odds. He came into this world underweight and blue from the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. The doctors informed his parents to prepare for him not living to see his first birthday. They indicated that even if he did live, he would likely never walk. Lucky for all of us, he was a fighter with a different plan in mind. His Grandma Thompson and Mother Diane spent relentless hours caring for him so that he could walk. It was this love and care that perpetuated him to live past his first birthday and for 48 wonderful years. Even though he always scooted his feet, he indeed did spend those years walking. This did require several pairs of white Nike shoes with a blue swoosh (no substitutes allowed!) but he walked nonetheless. Scott loved to work but he also loved to laugh and have fun. He would always make sure and keep his nieces and nephews in line but enjoyed teasing them as well. He never stepped out of line or teased his big sister Michelle though, not even if she was teasing him first. Now his little sister on the other hand, she was fair game but it was all done out of brotherly love.
Scott loved sports. He loved to play basketball with his friend Chad and soccer with his best bud Nick. Even though he slept through most of the games, he also enjoyed watching football and basketball, especially the Utah Jazz. We still loved him even though he was a Green Bay Packers fan. He loved baking but nothing beat home cooked meals prepared by his big sister Michelle. We are all pretty sure this is why he didn’t mess with her. He also loved going to church and spending time with his family. We are very grateful for the love and support that the Wilson 4th and Taylor 5th Wards provided to him.
We are especially grateful for the care and love that the CTA staff at his group home provided. Through them he was able to do so much and have so many wonderful experiences. They were a huge part of his life and took amazing care of him. He always enjoyed adventures but for Scott there was no place like home with his group home.
None of us had any idea how much he would touch each of our lives. He taught all of us so much, especially how to be a genuine person despite being “different.” He had a way of stealing your heart without you realizing it. We will miss everything about him especially his laughter and smile.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Adriana and Raymond Hawkins; brother James N. Hawkins; parents Diane and Sherman R. Hawkins; and maternal grandpa Bill Thompson.
He is survived by his grandma LaVon Thompson and her beautiful family Verna (Larry), Karen, Brent (Karen), Mary, Tammy (Earl), Joan (Troy); his sister Michelle (Travis) and her four children Gabrielle (Dimitri), Kaelan (Savannah), Teyton and Brittany (Taylor); brother Jeffrey (Colleen); and sister Teresa (Deneichia).
Graveside services will be held this Wednesday February 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Leavitt’sAultorest Memorial Park, 836-36th St, Ogden, Utah followed by a Celebration of Life at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 3271 West 2550 South in West Haven, Utah.
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