Houston, Texas (KTRK) – Longtime Houston radio host and garden fanatic Randy Lemmon has died at the age of 61 after complications from a stroke at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, according to a statement from his family.
Randall Scott Lemon was born on January 4, 1962, in Whittier, California, and moved to Houston, where he attended Robert E. Lee High School, then attended Texas A University.& M University, where he lived in Moses Hall and earned a BA in Journalism.
Soon after, he earned a Master of Science degree in Agriculture while working at the university’s College of Agriculture.
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Lemmon has been the host of The GardenLine, a weekend gardening program on 740 KTRH, for over 25 years. Lemmon will share many tips, tricks, and serious science for dealing with the region’s unique climate on the program. He described it as “the most listened-to garden show in the country”.
The host was considered the foremost expert when climate issues became serious such as hurricanes and deep freezes.
Landscapers and gardeners faithfully followed Lemmon as he advised him on lawns, gardens, and outdoor living.
Prior to providing gardening advice in Houston, Lemon spent years as a television and radio producer for the Texas Farm Bureau. Prior to that, Lemon spent 10 years at his alma mater TAMU. There he produced news and commentary for an agricultural network he had set up with the College of Agriculture.
When Lemon wasn’t telling Houston how to take care of his lawns, he was known for his passionate love of football, cooking, and Astros baseball.
Lemon was a devoted father to his 16-year-old daughter, Selena, and 21-year-old son, Randall. He was very supportive of their activities.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne, children, two sisters-in-law, five daughters, two nephews, an aunt, and her son.
For anyone looking to send condolences, you can send them to Salem Lutheran Church, located at 22601 Lutheran Church Road in Tomball, Texas.
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