09/29/2009 - 01/02/2024
Service Date: 01/07/2024
Service Time: 3-5:30pm
Service Location: Ironwood Church 8635 E. Pecos Road Mesa, AZ 85212
Interment: Gilbert Memorial Park

William Scallon passed away at the young age of 14 on January 2, 2024, after a Dirt Bike accident in Gilbert, AZ. Will was adopted at birth by Greg and Stephanie Scallon on September 29, 2009. Will was obsessed with two things as a young boy: being a superhero and football. In his later years, Will was known to his family, friends, coaches, and mentors as genuine, funny, loyal, kind, and a young man of character.

His favorite activity was playing football and he had dreams to one day play at the NFL level. Graciously, God blessed Will with size, speed, talent and most importantly work ethic. Will began playing football at the young age of 5 with his preschool friends which to this day continue to be his longest lasting friend relationships. He moved on to tackle football at the age of 10 and played 4 years for the Chandler Gilbert Tigers. Next year, he had aspirations of playing up with Casteel Colts where he currently goes to school.

Will brought joy to peoples’ hearts through his ability to make them laugh, his contagious smile, and his positive outlook on life. Will’s heart was as genuine as it could possibly be, and he drew good, solid people to him as friends and teammates. He was the defender of the underdog, the supporter of a friend and an advocate for justice. The thing he despised most was to see his momma cry. Will was and continues to be a role model for many…and he will continue to touch the hearts of those who hold onto his memory in the years to come.

William is survived by his loving parents, Greg and Stephanie, his sister, Sydney, and nephew, Kasey. William is predeceased by his grandfather Vernon “Sonny” Payne. Services will be held on January 7th at 3:00 pm at Ironwood church. Please join our family in remembering his bright and beautiful life.

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  • Ruthann Formica

    My deepest sympathy for your loss of Will, your beloved son. Your entire family is in my prayers daily. Zack will miss him deeply in youth group- he told me his favorite thing about Will is that he could always make Zack laugh- Zack said, “Will was a funny guy; he’s going to be missed so much!”

  • Stephanie, Greg and Sydney. We are absolutely heartbroken to hear of Will’s passing. It seems unreal. We are praying for you guys asking God to give you strength in this journey. Will was an amazing kid who touched so many lives! He was so blessed to have you as his family. His service will surely be an outpouring of love for your sweet handsome boy. God’s loving care to hold you at this time! With love, the Brown Family (Rob, Tina, Libby, Tatum & Dylan)

  • I so sorry for your loss for your family and friends keeping you guys in our prayers thoughts aways family of chuch I don’t think I met him I wish I did he sounds cool I think every one will be he will be a angel, looking down at you always love

  • i’m praying for wills family and our friends who are deeply hurt by him passing away i love you will so much and i know your gonna do good things up there.

  • I pray everyday that Wills family and friends will get through this and it’s gonna take time but he will always be in our hearts always and forever, god new he needed a new angel and he new Will was the right one for that spot. Sending all my love and prayers.

  • My son never met him, but they are the same age. His friends knew him, and he has been talking about how great Will seemed to be based on their descriptions. He wanted to attend his services to support a fellow young football player, but we weren’t able to due to due to sickness. You have our family’s sincerest condolences. You will be in our hearts and prayers. We are so sorry.

  • Our family is heartbroken to hear of the passing of Will. I know it has been a few years since he and Bradyn have played together. I will always remember him riding in the golf cart around the neighborhood and playing football in the greenbelt. He was such a kind soul. We are sorry we missed services as we just heard about his passing today. We are so very sorry for you and your family. It takes a special family to adopt a child, I know being the mother of adopted children. May you find comfort in the memories you have of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

    Stan, Vicki and Bradyn Eckert

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