William ‘Scott’ Royals, had landscaping business

William “Scott” Royals, affectionately known as Scott / Papa, 69, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 2, 2021, of a traumatic brain injury at Christiana Hospital in Newark.

Scott was born on August 19, 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Betty and Bill Sterling. Scott later moved to the east coast where he successfully started a landscaping business that thrived over the years.

All his life, Scott loved a variety of outdoor activities, being with friends and family, and doing everything outdoors including being on the water with his jet ski, and outside of the water, gardening was his passion.

His nature should be kind and generous. He had an influence on everyone who knew and loved him. Scott and his beloved partner Tina were very close and traveled to Mexico and Florida on their own. He also loved cycling! Scott and Tina did several road trips with a great group of friends. This group loved taking bike trips to Daytona, Florida and Myrtle Beach. SC Scott was loved by all of his family and friends.

The survivors include his 25-year-old partner Tina M. Yorro; Mother Betty (Sterling) Williams; Granddaughter Lindsay M. Royals; and brother James H. Royals and wife Susan.

Scott died from his stepfather, John Royals; his sister Sandra C. Royals; his first wife and son, Susan H. Royals and Michael Royals; and his grandparents Vi and Henry.

On Wednesday, September 1st, from 1pm to 2pm, Scott will visit the Ocean View Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Road, Ocean View. Pastor Andy Ehlers will offer a prayer service at 2:00 p.m. A celebration of life will take place immediately after the service at Roxana Fire Hall, 35943 Zion Church Road, Frankford.

Online condolences can be submitted at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

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