Longtime Houston Radio Host And Garden Extraordinaire Randy Lemmon Died At The Age of 61!
According to a statement from his family, longtime Houston radio presenter and master gardener Randy Lemmon passed away at 61 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York following complications from a stroke.
After moving to Houston, where he attended Robert E. Lee High School and later enrolled at Texas A&M University, where he lived in Moses Hall and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Randal Scott Lemmon was born on January 4, 1962, in Whittier, California.
Soon after, while working at the university’s college of agriculture, he earned a Master of Science in Agriculture degree.
For over 25 years, Randy Lemmon hosted The GardenLine, a weekend gardening program on 740 KTRH. On the show, Lemmon would provide a wealth of practical advice and solid research for dealing with the region’s particular environment. The “most-listened-to garden show in the country,” he claimed.
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The host was considered the go-to authority when climate-related situations became hazardous, such as hurricanes and hard freezes.
Randy Lemmon was followed obediently by landscapers and gardeners as he offered advice on lawns, gardens, and outdoor life.
Lemmon spent years as a television and radio producer for the Texas Farm Bureau before offering gardening advice to Houstonians. Before that, Lemmon worked at his alma mater, TAMU, for ten years. He produced news and analysis for an agricultural network he founded with the College of Agriculture.
So sad to hear about the death of Randy Lemmon. He hosted Gardenline on KTRH for nearly 30 years and often joined us on Fox 26. I loved his passion for Houston, his enthusiasm for helping people and how he made yard and gardening talk so interesting. 💔 pic.twitter.com/rQ2HRGxdtG
— Sally MacDonald (@SallyMacFox26) January 5, 2023
Randy Lemmon was known for his genuine love of Aggie football, cooking, and Astros baseball when he wasn’t instructing Houston how to care for its vegetation.
Randy Lemmon was a loving father to his son Randal, 21, and daughter Selena, 16, both of whom he raised. He gave their efforts his full backing.
His wife Yvonne, children, two sisters-in-law, five nieces, two nephews, his aunt, and her son all survive him.
Anyone wishing to send condolences should do so at Salem Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas, at 22601 Lutheran Church Road.