Roger Lee Grumbine, 42, of Laurel, Md., was escorted by angels to his heavenly home Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at his home in Laurel, Md. His death was sudden and unexpected.
He was born Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1970, at Baltimore, Md., a son of Ronnie Grumbine and Dorinda Hite Grumbine of Valley Bend.
On Feb. 27, 1993, he married Melissa Woody in Ellicot City, Md., who survives.
Also left to cherish Roger's memory are his son, Russell Adam Grumbine of Laurel, Md.; four cousins, Marsha Gibson of Stem, N.C., Karen Hayes of Statesville, N.C., Robert "Bobby" Gibson of Baltimore, Md., and Tracy Mogel of Crofton, Md.; as well as many other relatives, friends and co-workers.
Roger was preceded in death by his grandmother, Charlotte Anne Evans; his great-grandmother, Dora Virginia DeLauder; and his uncle, William Eugene Hite
He was an officer for Prince George's County Correctional Facility in Maryland for almost 20 years. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a true "family man" in every aspect of the word. He was a devoted husband and father and always put family first. He was a member of the Usual Suspects Harley Davidson Motorcycle Club in Southern Maryland. He enjoyed the companionship of his fellow riders and enjoyed the trips and many bike rides that they shared.
In June 1989, Roger graduated from Greenham Common High School in Greenham Common, England. He won the United States Air Force Enlistedmen College Scholarship and started his college career in Fairford, England, where his dad was stationed.
In February of 1992, after the Gulf War, Roger returned to Laurel, Md., to continue his education at the Howard County Community College.
Friends will be received at The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. until noon at which time a memorial service will be conducted. Brother Bruce Hedrick will officiate, and interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens (formerly the IOOF Cemetery).
The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremations Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Roger Lee Grumbine. Send condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.