Dennis Scott Rhame

January 1, 1946March 1, 2019

Scott Rhame, 73, of Arp, passed away Friday evening in Tyler on March 1, 2019.

Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 and service at Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler with Rev. Ken Golden and Rev. Jerry Hanson officiating. Burial will follow at Williams Cemetery in Chapel Hill.

He was born Jan 1, 1946 in Center to E.G. (Dock) Rhame and Avis Blount Rhame and was raised in Jefferson.

Scott was an accomplished Band Director in Rusk County. Scott was one of the most outstanding band directors in the state of Texas. His bands at Carlisle High School were awarded the title of Honor Band three times consecutively…a feat that has gone unmatched. His bands received recognition in the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series, and his students won multiple chairs in the All-State Bands. He was a staple at the SFA band camps for decades as percussion instructor and also taught at UT Tyler. He was one of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni at UT Tyler, inducted into the American Band Instrument Service Hall of Fame in 2015, and into the Phi Beta Mu Hall of Fame in 2019. After retiring from directing he went to work as a roadman and clinician for American Band Instrument Service, all while performing actively on guitar.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Nell Cornett.

Scott is survived by his wife Gloria Golden Rhame: his sons Steven of Gilmer, and Christopher and wife Shay of Whitehouse; his daughter Denise Carpenter and husband Corey of Sachse; his brother Glynn Rhame of Woodlands; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

His pallbearers will be his six nephews, Emilio Ramirez, Phillip Kirkendoll and Ransom Rhame.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of East Texas.


  • E.G. (Dock) Rhame and Avis Blount Rhame, Parents
  • Nell Cornett, Sister
  • Gloria Golden Rhame, Wife
  • Steven Rhame, Son
  • Christopher Rhame and wife Shay, Son
  • Denise Carpenter and husband Corey, Daughter
  • Glynn Rhame, Brother
  • Scott also leaves nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren to cherish his memories.

  • Tuffy Cornett
  • Jim Cornett
  • Jonathan Cornett
  • Gary Rhame
  • Jeff Rhame
  • Jason Rhame
  • Ransom Rhame
  • Emilio Ramirez
  • Phillip Kirkendoll

  • Hospice of East Texas


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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Tuffy and Susan Cornett

March 6, 2019

Our most sincere thoughts and prayers are with each of you during these difficult times. May the sweet peace of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ bless you with His Amazing Grace.