TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Governor Ron DeSantis formally announced the legendary former head football coach at Florida State University Bobby Bowden, will Lie in Honor at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum on Friday, August 13, 2021, from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M., to allow the public to pay respects.
“Coach Bobby Bowden was a truly great man and legendary Floridian,” said DeSantis. “Beyond his historic success on the football field, where he built a dominating football program, he prepared his players to be leaders in their communities and his influence on generations of young men can be seen through the great and far-reaching impacts they have made. Above all, he lived his life guided by a strong and unwavering faith in God, dedication to his family and service to his community. The legacy he leaves behind is unsurpassed, and may he rest in peace.”
The family is asking that, in lieu of flowers, charitable contributions be made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at 8701 Leeds Road, Kansas City, MO 64129.