Michael William Grounds, age 61, of Harrisburg, passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
Mike was born on December 3, 1957 in Morris, Illinois to the late William Ira and Loretta (Grimes) Grounds. He married Kim Baer on March 13, 1982 and she preceded him in death on November 22, 2016. Mike was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisburg. Mike was an avid outdoorsman; he loved to hunt, fish, garden and play the drums. He loved his kids and grandkids. Mike was a proud paramedic, and talented carpenter and painter. He was a staunch Republican.
Mike is survived by three children, son, Brian Jump of Owensboro, Kentucky; daughter, Dustan Smith and Andrew Havener of Rockport, Indiana; and daughter, Tristyn Grounds and Brock Bertling of Carbondale; nine grandchildren, Dezerae Smith of Tell City, Indiana; Addyson Cockrum of Oakridge, Tennessee; Keylee Smith of Rockport, Indiana; Cooper Givens of Ridgway, Illinois; Kale Smith of Rockport, Indiana; Jacob Jump of Owensboro, Kentucky; Cameron Castros of Carbondale, Illinois; Ella Fowler of Benton, Illinois; Ansen Havener of Rockport, Indiana; a brother, Alan Grounds of Harrisburg, Illinois; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Kim, and a daughter, Michaella Grounds.
Graveside memorial services for Michael William Grounds will be held at 1 PM, Friday, August 2, 2019 at Sunset Garden Cemetery. Rev. Jack Lucas will officiate and burial will follow in Sunset Garden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Reed Funeral Chapel to help offset burial expenses.