OBITUARY

Scott Evan Adkins

May 13, 1969November 10, 2020

Scott Evan Adkins was born May 13, 1969, in Washington, D.C., to parents John D. Adkins and Sylvia Puckette Adkins. His high school years were spent in Houston, Texas, where he graduated from Cypress Creek High School in 1987. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from Baylor University in 1991. He remained a loyal, fanatical Baylor alum, having season tickets to Baylor football games.

His work career was spent in software sales and management with such companies as, Oracle, SumTotal Systems, MicroEdge and Personify.

His love of sports included basketball, football, baseball, and golf. He served as a coach for soccer and basketball leagues. He had a love for travel (especially St. John), food, and culture. He desired others to share in his adventures and took his family to interesting, unusual learning experiences, as well as to fun, adventurous locations. His favorite quotes included, “If you sleep in, you’re burning daylight” and “Let’s spend money making memories rather than on things”.

He passed away November 10th, 2020, at the age of 51. He was preceded in death by his father, John D. Adkins, and brother, Brett Adkins. He is survived by wife, Jamie; children: Emily Pierce (husband Hayden), Abbie, and Evan. He leaves behind his mother, Sylvia Adkins, brother Jay Adkins (wife, Jessica; daughters, Claire and Katherine).

His family wishes to extend our sincerest thanks to the entire staffs of UT Southwestern in Dallas and Baylor Scott and White in Irving, for their expertise, hard work, and compassion.

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Shiv Narayanan

December 11, 2020

Jamie and family, so sorry for your loss. Scott was a source of joy and positivity. I had a pleasure of working with him.

This is from Personify’s Sales Kickoff in 2018.

Sending thoughts and prayers.

Sarah Loftus

December 7, 2020

Just heard this very sad news. Scott was a great friend and always had funny stories and good advice. I will miss him and know he is up in heaven likely sharing stories and playing golf. Love you Scott ... RIP.

trent wallace

November 23, 2020

There she sits. A cedar fence separating two brothers. On both sides, laughter, the smell of fresh cookies, learning to play basketball together, discovering our love for Jesus and our desire to explore. My friend Scott you will be greatly missed. We met in Junior high where I don’t remember the circumstances or details but you ended up with 10 freshly chewed bubble gum pieces in your hair. After a fresh haircut and bringing “top siders” to Campbell Junior high our friendship blossomed. While we didn’t stay in connection over the years you are alive to me my friend. You are optimistic, you are fearless, you are kind. You had a quit whit unrivaled and a thirst for new experience. 25 years after learning to flip, camp, laugh, dress up for Prom, so cool in the midst of a 50K U2 concert, we randomly met in reliant stadium in Houston. While years had passed, you had the same upbeat, contagious love for life. So as you turn the page to the next chapter my friend, I embrace life today for you. I open my eyes to the color that is beyond that feel that fence that separated us then. I peak through the slats and can’t help but see your smile. I love you Scott.

Bill and Ajka Wallace

November 22, 2020

Ajka and I feel this tragic premature loss very deeply. This picture of Scott and our yougest son Trent brings back so many wonderful memories of good times shared between our families so very long ago. We were next door neighbors and our children were best of friends. They both loved to eat and were back and forth looking for the next handout. The Adkins family has undergone too many tragic losses and we can't begin to imagine the pain that you all must feel. Please know that your many friends that were fortunate to know all the loved ones you have lost share in this grief and are there to support you all in any way that we can. Know that you are all with us in our prayers.

R.Scott Harris

November 21, 2020

Thankful for having traveled a most impactful season with Scott Adkins!

1987 dinner in honor of our YL leader:
me, Chris, Trent, Matt, John, David G
Scott A, David M and Dave C

Chuck Nance

November 18, 2020

Scott and I were teammates for several years at Cypress Creek. I remember his competitive nature and quick, smart, wit...both were appreciated and made me smile just now thinking of him. My and my family’s deepest condolences at this time. Godspeed my friend .

Eric Thurston

November 17, 2020

Jamie and family, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Scott brought energy and enthusiasm to everything he did. His passion for Baylor and his family was always top of mind. He was adamant about showing the “sic ‘em bears” sign in this photo with Colt McCoy.

I’m thinking of your family and sending thoughts and prayers your way.

-Eric

John Dalzell

November 17, 2020

Jamie,
I am so saddened by Scott’s passing. I echo the comments shared by many on this site about his talent, humor, candor and the way he treasured you and your children. I loved that whenever we got the chance to talk, family was the topic he was always most excited about. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to get to know him and share some of life together. I already miss him. Nichole and I are praying for all of you for comfort and healing.

Sharon Kirkpatrick Felton

November 17, 2020

Jamie, I am so very sorry. Scott was such an amazing person. He lit up a room with his smile and kindness. I will be praying for all of you as you walk this journey.
Love you,
Sharon

David Metcalf

November 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Wow, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Scott’s passing. He and our group of Young Life friends were such a supporting and formative part of our lives and growing in Faith. I will always be thankful for that. He had such a fun-loving spirit and sense of adventure. It was always good to run into each other at tech events and pick up where we left off. Prayers for Jamie, his family and all of his friends and colleagues whose lives he touched. The photo is from high school, after 6 days on the trails of Colorado near Young Life’s Wilderness Ranch.

FROM THE FAMILY