Lee Dorty Rhame Sr

June 5, 1957 - December 13, 2019
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Lee Dorty Rhame, Sr., 62, of Galveston, TX. passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. He was born June 5, 1957 in Galveston, TX to Benard C. Rhame, Sr. and Patsy (Oldham) Rhame (Boysen). He is preceded in death by both his parents, his step-father, Charles Boysen, and his brother, Benard C. Rhame Jr.

Lee is survived by his wife of twenty-five years, Theresa Hernandez (Rhame); his children, Melissa Hilburn, Lee D. Rhame Jr. and wife Misty, Brandon Hernandez, Helaina Rhame and Tina Rhame; sisters, Cindy Moffitt and Donna Bekkema; aunt, Linda Garber; 7 grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Lee was a proud BOI. He worked for over 17 years on the waterfront as a longshoreman for ILA Local 20. Later, Lee drove a wrecker for several years here on the island and worked construction. He was a member of the local Galveston Pool Players Association for several years. Lee held a great passion for life till the very end! He loved fishing, hunting, camping, bar-b-queing, shooting pool and spending time gathering with family and friends.

Our family would like to give special thanks to all of the Doctors & Nurses of UTMB, from throughout the years and at the end, the Hospice nurses of A-Med Hospice. And lastly, to Lee’s sisters, Donna and Cindy and his cousin, David Michael, for their unrelenting support through the difficult times.

Pallbearers will be: Doug Bekkema, Steven Moffitt, Joel Herrera, Dustin St. Clair, James Becker and Elijah Reyna. Kevin Garber is officiating.

Visitation will be on Wed., Dec. 18th, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Malloy & Son Funeral Home in Galveston. A graveside service will begin at 1:45 pm at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Time: 1:45 pm

Galveston Memorial Park


7301 Memorial Drive
Hitchcock, TX 77563

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Born: June 5, 1957
Died: December 13, 2019

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Lucy Williams posted on 12/17/19

Theresa and family I am so sorry for your loss.


Sheila (Burkett) Norman-Risner posted on 12/17/19

I've not seen Lee in years. He and my Sister, Mickey Lynn (Burkett) Perry, who passed away 10/29/2019 were very close growing up. He was always the same whenever I saw him after I moved from Galveston. He will be truly missed. Drink a Miller Lite with Mickey Lynn Dude. Condolence's to his family.


john boysen posted on 12/17/19

I am so sorry I cannot get off ,for the funeral . prayers for yall and God Bless John Boysen


David Kaplan posted on 12/17/19

To the family of Lee D. Rhame, Sr., Please accept my sincere sympathy at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. May Lee rest in eternal peace.