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Lee Watts


Revised on: 11.12.2018 at 12:27 p.m.

Posted on: 11.8.2018 at 12:31 p.m.

Lee Watts, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. He was born Aug. 13, 1936 in Columbus County, the son of the late Horry and Ora Watts. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Trudy Watts Blake; and two brothers, James O’Neil Watts and Bobby Dale Watts.
Mr. Watts was a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy.

He was the owner of Lee Service Station and Co-Owner of Farmers Oil and Fertilizer. He was an avid fisherman and McDonald’s coffee drinker. He attended New Hope Baptist Church.
The family received friends Saturday, Nov. 10 at Peacock Funeral Home. His funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 10 in the funeral home chapel with Revs. Doug Combs and Darin Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Columbus Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Layell Watts of the home; two sons, Jimmy Lee Watts and wife, Vicki, of Tarheel, Ronnie Dale Watts and wife, Kelly, of Zebulan; two brothers, Elwood Watts and wife, Betty, of Whiteville and Herschel Watts of Greenville; three sisters, Retha Thompson of Whiteville, Mona Kahl and husband, Jim, of Pinehurst, Pearl Freedman and husband, Bill, of Clarkton; four grandchildren, Brandy Matheson, Alicia Watts, Steven Watts, Tamara Watts; and three great-grandchildren, Jackson Matheson, Ethan Matheson, Brissa Matheson.
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