Dennis D. Watson, 62, of Big Spring, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Dennis was born June 26, 1950, in Seminole, Okla. and married Gloria Smith Nov. 10, 1971, in Snyder. She preceded him in death Dec. 13, 2012.
Dennis graduated from Snyder High School in 1969 and was a correctional officer for Cornell Corrections. He retired in May 2008.
Survivors include two sons, Steve Watson and wife, Rhonda of Midland and Michael Watson and wife, Jacklynn of Big Spring; three brothers, Eddie Watson and wife, Margie of Tennessee Colony, Texas, Jack Watson and wife, Normika of Abilene and Bobby Watson and wife, Marlene of Odessa; four sisters, Phyllis Gilliland of Waco, Sharon Shipley and husband, Bill of Floydada, Jerry Chambless and husband, Donnie of Alvord, and Terry Watson of Odessa; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Lewis and Lois (Callaham) Watson.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com