Floyd Everette Harris, a retired Edgewood Arsenal technician and avid reader, died of pneumonia Monday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore. The Pikesville resident was 77.
Mr. Harris was born and raised in Sparrows Point and graduated in 1944 from Dunbar High School. He began working at Edgewood Arsenal in 1945, before he was drafted into the Army.
He returned to Edgewood and worked as a chemical technician until retiring in 1985.
Mr. Harris liked to read biographies, mysteries and history. He collected coins and liked working in his vegetable and flower garden. He also was an Orioles fan.
He was an active member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Baltimore, where he was a former trustee, usher and had been a Boy Scout troop leader. He also sang tenor with the church's male chorus.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at his church, 416 E. 23rd St.
Mr. Harris is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Wilhelmina Woolford; a son, Reginald Floyd Harris of Cherry Hill, N.J.; and a grandson.