Dennis Scott Meloncon

December 11, 1966 - September 18, 2023

Dennis Scott Meloncon, 56, of Hamshire, died Monday, September 18, 2023. He was born December 11, 1966, in Port Arthur, to Sandra and Joe Meloncon.

Dennis worked for over thirty years at the Beaumont Enterprise a job he truly loved. He was able to see the news firsthand and follow his obsession with all things sports. As an avid sports fan with a phenomenal memory, there was never a trivia question he couldn’t answer. He held a special affinity and fandom for the Houston Astros, Dallas Cowboys, and Texas Longhorns football. He loved to play pool and was a long time APA player in the greater Beaumont area, and most recently, he captained a team, Dazed and Confused, which for all those who knew him was a remarkably apt name.  He will be most remembered for his steadfast commitment to a simple and joyful life comprised of small pleasures and the love of his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother; sisters, Janet Lemons and her husband, Riley, Melisa Armentor and her husband, Mark, and Lisa Meloncon and her husband, Harry; nephews, Coby, Jacob, and Daniel Armentor, and Nicholas Quintana.

He is preceded in death by his father.

His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie.


Broussard’s Crematorium
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Comments (16)

    Michael John Rider says:

    RIP cousin

    Frank Malley says:

    Rest in Peace Dennie Meloncon. We talked often for many years. Dennis lived his life exactly as he wanted to. Every chapter.
    Vaya Con Dios Mi Amigo.

    Gwendolyn Broussard says:

    I had the pleasure of knowing Dennis for many years thanks to APA and it was always a good time playing with him. Your spirit will be greatly missed!

    Jason Leone says:

    Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed chatting with Dennis back in the day when I was out and about.

    Annetta Craigen says:

    Janet, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. May you all find comfort and peace in the days to come.

    Stephen Sachitano says:

    I will miss my good friend Dennis. I met him playing pool. We were buddies from the get go.

    David Smith says:

    Dennis I became friends through sports and rock n roll. If there was a show coming through the area, he and I were there. We worked together for the University Press at Lamar. We talked about all things related to sports and music. He had a unique talent of coming to the right conclusion on how things should be. We were best friends and brothers from another mother for 40 years. Rest in Peace Dude. I’m gonna miss you!

    Jay Casey says:


    I’m visiting family in Woodville, Texas, and just heard about Dennis. You know as well as anyone, probably better, the man he was and I was sorry to get this news and for your loss and for that of anyone who knew him. So many good memories, and laughs, have crowded in since I heard. I know those have been of some comfort to you. I’ve missed him for the past 20 years and will continue to do so but I’m so glad to have known him. Jay Casey

    Darla Bruce King says:

    To Dennis’s family,
    I’m sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this time of loss.

    Elaine Wikstrom says:

    I worked with Dennis for so many years, and he was one of my favorite people — and perhaps the only one I would take home in the middle of the night to south end of Beaumont when he had car trouble. I remember being greatly relieved when he moved to the apartment between Calder and Phelan. Both of us were safer! Peace to you all.

    Melissa Armentor says:

    I too, was grateful when he moved to the Phelan apartment. Thanks for sharing.

    Pat Abshire says:

    Really saddened to hear of Dennis’ passing. He was a good friend all through high school. I really was hoping to run into him again one of these days. He was truly one of a kind. RIP old friend.

    Kirk Morris says:

    RIP Dennis

    Carrie Crawford says:

    My heart goes out to the Melancon family. I didn’t stay in touch with Dennis, but as a child growing up with him in many of my classes and CCE classes at church, I will always remember my dear friend. He was very smart and we often told funny stories, remembering always laughing together. We also took up for one another. Our class was not just a classroom but a room full of family. Our parents and siblings all knew each other. To lose Dennis so young breaks my heart. To hear his Obituary makes me wish I would have stayed in touch more with him. God bless y’all!! Always Love, The Crawford Family

    Dan Wallach says:

    To Dennis’s family: I worked with Dennis for just about all of his 30 years at the Enterprise. At parties, we knew we’d see him once the copy desk duties were done late at night and he’d bring a fresh energy.
    He was unfailingly polite and approachable and fun to be around. He was passionate about sports and truly interested in those around him.
    I grieve with you in your loss.

    David Meriwether says:

    Great description, to the t.

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