Dennis E. Watson, age 86, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017, at 8:45 a.m. at his home in Ponchatoula, LA. A native of Galvez, LA and former resident of Prairieville, LA. and retired from Allied Chemical. He was an U. S. Army veteran and a loving and caring father. Visiting at Ascension Funeral Home, 426 W. New River St., Gonzales, LA on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visiting on Thursday, at Little Prairie Baptist Church, 40497 Hwy. 42, Prairieville, LA from 8:30 a.m. until service at 10:00 a.m. conducted by Pastor Nathan Luce. Graveside at Shady Grove Cemetery in Foxworth, MS at 2:00 p.m. Survived by three sons, Mike Watson and wife, Kay, James Watson and wife, Leslie, and Rene Watson; nine grandchildren, Chris, Melissa, Jeremy, Danielle, Ashley, Michael, Molly, Spencer, and Matthew; and four great grandchildren, Mallory, MacKenzie, Mason, and Stella. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Watson; parents, John and Rosa Watson; daughter, Linda Watson; and three brothers, William, Van, and Earl Watson. He was a member of Little Prairie Baptist Church and a Masonic Lodge in Denham Springs, LA. Special thanks to Violet and Dianne for their help taking care of dad in his final months and to the staff of Canon Hospice for their care given to him. Please visit the online guestbook.