OBITUARY

Randy Duane Grounds

August 5, 1958July 2, 2019
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Celebrating the Life of Randy Duane Grounds born on August 5, 1958 in Pasadena, Texas. He attended Sam Rayburn High School and Sam Houston State University. After graduation, Randy began a career as a police officer for the City of Houston. He retired in 2010 after working 29 years. He lived in Spring, Texas, La Porte, Texas and Pasadena, Texas. Randy was a member of Fairmont Park Church. His faith was an important part of his character – he accepted Christ into his heart at the tender age of eight. Randy spent his entire adult life serving others as a police officer. In his past time he enjoyed playing, watching and attending all types of sports events. He enjoyed music. Randy was predeceased by his father, Freddie Grounds. He is survived by his mother, Sue Grounds; his sister, Vicki Black and husband, Greg; a brother, David Grounds and wife, Karen; several nieces and nephews: Dustin DeFee and Katie; Kristin Defee Flores and husband James Flores; Tamara Self and husband Austin; Taylor Jones; Shelby Fisher and husband, Chris; Ashlyn Grounds and Travis Wright and wife, Allison, along with many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be Friday, July 5, 2019, 12:00pm at Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas, 77505. His funeral service will also be at Grand View Funeral Home beginning at 2:00pm with burial to follow at Grand View Memorial Park.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Travis Wright, Active Pallbearer
  • Dustin DeFee, Active Pallbearer
  • Randy Thomas, Active Pallbearer
  • Danny Holley, Active Pallbearer
  • Greg Smith, Active Bearer
  • James Flores, Active Bearer
  • Austin Self, Honorary
  • Ernie Morales, Honorary

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, July 5, 2019

Memories

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Liz Taute

July 5, 2019

Thinking of you all. Your family was such a precious part of my early years and Randy one of my first crushes xx
So sad to hear the news. Love you all.
Liz

Scott Atwood

July 5, 2019

Randy and I became friends after we were both on assignment to the Juvenile Division in the late 80's. We worked several cases together, including one notable kidnapping investigation of a 9 year old girl that resulted in a successful prosecution and outcome. Randy got my foot in the door to work the Extra job at the Astrodome, that I took over management of in 2000 and worked for 32 years. I have several fond memories of those years working with Randy, He had such a balanced approach to police work and a desire to help people. He so loved sports. You will be greatly missed my friend and co-worker.

Donna Moffit

July 4, 2019

Randy was one of a kind. He was always thinking of others and had a great understanding of their flaws and weaknesses. But he did not stand in judgement of them. He usually saw beneath outward appearences to the heart, just as his father did. Both would make you feel loved and special. He did not like to impose on others and would often feel like he was a burden if he had to ask for help with anything. He was no burden, but a privilege to be around, to see his spirit, hear his wisdom, watch his strength in the face of adversity, and feel his compassion for others. I will miss him dearly, but I doubt that I will ever forget him. Rest in Gods' blessed peace my cousin until we see each other in heaven.

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Always the Police Officer

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Cutest baby

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Police Officer 1981-2010

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Randy & David

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Randy at age 4

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Always the Police Officer

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Cutest baby

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Police Officer 1981-2010

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Randy & David

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Randy at age 4

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The guys!

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Biography

Order of Service
Randy Duane Grounds
I. Opening Prayer
II. Song – Jealous of the Angels - Ashley/Charles Bryant
III. Obituary
Scripture - Isaiah 41:13 13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
James 1:12 12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
James 1:2-4 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
IV. Song – You Raise Me Up – Ashley/Charles Bryant
V. Houston Police Department Career Profile – Chaplain Monte Montgomery
VI. Video – to The Prayer song – Celine Dion
VII. Song – Old Rugged Cross – Ronnie Jordan
VIII. Message
IX. Closing Prayer / Casket Pass by to song It is Well