Royal D. Watts Jr., 91, died Dec. 17, 2012, at Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., and lived in Vero Beach, coming from Orange City. He retired after a long career as an Engineer for Dow Chemical Co. He was an Army veteran serving in WWII. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, College of Engineering. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Legion.
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He was preceded in death by his sister, Camille and his parents Myrtis Langston Watts and Royal D. Watts.
A private burial was held in Glenwood Cemetery, Chipley. Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guestbook is available at www.lowtherfuneralhome.com.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Jan. 9, 2013