Thomas Alvin Rape

August 26, 1935April 13, 2021

Thomas Alvin Rape, 85 of El Dorado passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at his residence.

Born August 26, 1935 in Rusk County, Texas, he was the son of James S. and Elma E. Austin Rape. Mr. Rape was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and of the Methodist faith. Mr. Rape was a pipefitter and a member of Union 208. He was a graduate of Texas A. and M. University.

Mr. Rape was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Dunn Rape of El Dorado, a son Scott Rape of San Diego, CA and a daughter, Rhonda Valdez of Denver, CO.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Young’s Chapel with Dr. J. D. Weido officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Young’s.

Interment will be held Monday, April 19, 2021 at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 West Maryland Avenue, North Little Rock, AR 72120 with military honors.

Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, April 19, 2021


Thomas Alvin Rape

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Dawn Petz

April 24, 2021

Mrs. Rape, I just saw that your husband passed away & wanted to send Prayers & Sympathy to you & your family.
I don’t know if you remember me or not but I worked for Champagnolle Landing & brought Meals on Wheels to y’all.
Many prayers,

Steven Ward

April 19, 2021

Mr. Rape was a fine gentleman who I admired.
Steven Ward

henry kinslow

April 18, 2021

Phyllis, may God comfort you during this time of loss, but also rejoice with you as your beloved enjoys his eternal reward.

Janet Grafton (Burnette)

April 15, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. I loved the worship times we enjoyed when he and his sweet wife attended Bethel Methodist Church so many years ago.
May God's comfort be wrapped around his wife during this difficult time.