Scott Lawton Clickner, of Leslie, passed away on April 25, 2011, at 35 after a courageous battle with cancer. Scott was born on April 17, 1976 in Lansing, Michigan. He is survived by his beloved caregivers, Shelly Johnson, Samantha, Shirley and Ray; his friends and housemates at Russell Street AFC Home in Leslie; his mother, Esther Blakely; father, Rod (Margo) Clickner; twin sister, Kelly (Seth) Peeper; brother, Adam Clickner; stepsister, Jenny (Kris) Service; nephews and nieces; many friends; and very special former teachers at Heartwood School and Transitions South. He was preceded in death by his grandparents who adored him, and his former caregiver Diane Castora.
Scotty met every challenge with a tremendous will to live, and taught us all about the strength in one small soul. He will be remembered for his big smiles and his desire to let everyone know what kind of weather was going on outside. His family wishes to acknowledge all of those who made Scott’s life easier; those who loved him, cared for him, taught him and healed him. We wish to also thank the staff at Sparrow Hospital where his life began and ended, especially Drs. Hamden and Herman under the oncology department staff.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Those wishing to make donations in Scott’s memory may make them to Rainbow Homes, 2111 Adelpha Ave., Apt. B, Holt, MI 48842 to benefit other special and autistic adults.