David Shawn Watkins, 54, of Indianapolis, passed away unexpectedly in his home on January 31, 2023. He was born in Durham, NC on May 24, 1968 to James and Georgia (Scarborough) Watkins.

Before moving to Indiana, David attended Lincoln Memorial Baptist Church in Durham, NC. He was a talented cook and worked in several restaurants in the Durham area.

David had a love for music that was inspired by his grandfather at a young age. As a toddler, David would sway and dance as his grandfather played the guitar. David also had a passion for movies – especially action movies – and spent many hours in movie theaters with his family. Above all, though, he loved attending family reunions and spending quality time with the ones he loved.

David is survived by one daughter, Crystal Steadman or Durham, NC; a sister, Kim Suitt of Raleigh, NC; his aunt, Rosa Scarborough of Indianapolis; three grandchildren; and several loving cousins.

He is preceded in death by his mother; and one uncle, Pete Scarborough.

No services are scheduled at this time.