William ‘Scott’ Royals, had landscaping business

August 24, 2021

William “Scott” Royals affectionately known as Scott/Papa, 69, passed away unexpectedly Monday,  Aug. 2, 2021, from a traumatic brain injury at Christiana Hospital in Newark. 

Scott was born in Baltimore, Md., Aug. 19, 1951, to Betty and Bill Sterling. Scott later relocated to the Eastern Shore where he successfully opened a landscaping business that thrived over the years.

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

His nature was to be kind and generous. He had an impact on all who knew and loved him. Scott and his beloved partner Tina were very close, traveling to Mexico and Florida for themselves. He also loved biking! Scott and Tina took several road trips with and a great group of friends. This group loved to take bike trips to Daytona, Fla., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. Scott was loved by all his family and friends.

Survivors include his life partner of 25 years, Tina M. Yorro; mother Betty (Sterling) Williams; granddaughter Lindsay M. Royals; and brother James H. Royals and wife Susan.

Scott is predeceased by 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. 

A visitation for Scott will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Ocean View Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Road, Ocean View. Pastor Andy Ehlers will offer a prayer service at 2 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held directly after the service at Roxana Fire Hall, 35943 Zion Church Road, Frankford.

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