Lee Davis Watts, 85, a retired foreman for a chemical company, died Thursday at Harbor Hospital Center of heart failure.
Graveside services were being held today at Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge.
Mr. Watts lived on St. Margaret Street in Brooklyn for 46 years.
He was a foreman at Royster Chemical Co. in Fairfield, where he supervised the manufacture of fertilizer. He worked at Royster for more than 20 years, retiring in the late 1960s.
He was born in North Carolina, growing up in Taylorsville and Kannapolis. He attended Campbell University in Buie's Creek, N.C.
He married Ethel King in 1937 in Kannapolis. They moved to the Baltimore area in the early 1940s and ran a dry cleaning business at their home for many years while Mr. Watts was working at the chemical company. Mrs. Watts died in 1985.
An active member of the First Baptist Church of Brooklyn since 1942, Mr. Watts served as deacon, trustee and Sunday school teacher and superintendent.
He was a member of the Pythagoras Masonic Lodge for more than 35 years.
Survivors include two sons, Davidson Watts of Glen Burnie and Lindsay Watts of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.