Randy Lemmon Obituary, Death – Randy Lemmon, the anchor of the GardenLine program on NewsRadio 740 KTRH in Houston, died today. He died as a result of stroke complications at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. He was encircled by his family’s love. Randy Lemmon presented the GardenLine radio show for 27 years, providing a variety of tips, approaches, and in-depth research for dealing with the region’s particular climate. Serious landscapers and weekend gardeners alike came to him as he shared his passion for lawns, gardens, and outdoor life. When climate issues became serious or threatening to the public, such as during hurricanes and deep freezes, he was the go-to expert. Randy began his radio career working for the Texas Farm Bureau as a television and radio producer. He subsequently spent almost a decade at Texas A&M University, delivering news and commentary for an agricultural network he co-founded with the College of Agriculture. He was in charge of producing the R.C. Slocum show.
Randy wrote four books about everything from fertilizer regimens to the ten mulch commandments. In addition to his radio show, Randy Lemmon Consulting has recently shared his excitement and skills with Gulf Coast residents. Randal Scott Lemmon was born in Whittier, California on January 4, 1962, to Richard “Dick” Lemmon and Phyllis Lemmon. Randy’s family relocated to Houston, where he attended Robert E. Lee High School before enrolling at Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism in 1984. He lived in Moses Hall at Texas A&M. Randy continued his education by earning a Master of Science in Agriculture while working in the University’s College of Agriculture.
Randy was recognized for his sense of humor, culinary abilities, and excitement for Aggie football and Astros baseball, as well as his love of all things growing. Randy also liked going to concerts, playing disc golf, and racquetball, and seeing Broadway shows. He was a wonderful father to his two children, Randal and Selena. He was enthusiastic about their pastimes, especially Randal’s competitive tennis and Selena’s burgeoning singing career. Randy was predeceased by his father and uncle, Tommy Lemmon. Randy was married to Yvonne Lemmon for 22 years, and they have two children, Randal, 21, and Selena, 16.
His sister, Terri Langer (Ron), and sisters-in-law, Jennifer Spriggs (Kevin) and Melissa Salce (Joab), survive him, as do nieces Lindsey Langer, Lauren Langer, Jessica Spriggs, Jamie Spriggs, Paighton Salce, and nephews Preston Salce and Parker Salce. Salce. Janelle and Ron Stokes, as well as their two children Conner and Reid, survive him.
A memorial service for him is being planned.