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Joseph “Eugene” Watts, 67, of Martinsburg, W.Va., formerly of Lexington Park, died Dec. 20, 2012, in Martinsburg.
Born Jan. 28, 1945, in Lexington Park, he was the son of the late Richard Barnes and the late Mary Frances Watts Warren Barnes. His mother was married to N.J. Warren, with whom he was very close and whom he considered a father figure.
He is survived by his children, Kevin E. and Daryl A. Watts, both of Lexington Park, and Joseph M. Watts of Cumberland; siblings, George Watts (Doris) of Raleigh, N.C., Alonzo Warren and Sheila Gamble (Kevin), both of Upper Marlboro, Donna Grayson of Waldorf, Sandra Bailey of Olney and Denise Gray (Donald) of Forestville; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and special cousin, Yvonne Watts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, William Curtis, Wilbert Bailey and Charles Grayson.
Mr. Watts attended St. Mary’s County public schools. He worked as a firefighter for the Patuxent River Naval Air Station Fire Department, retiring on March 20, 1998.
The family received friends and a funeral service was held Dec. 28 at Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown. Interment took place at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Lexington Park. Pallbearers were Marco Curtis, WilliamTaylor Jr., R.L. Gilespie and Raymond Wisenburg.