Bobby Bowden to lie in honor at state Capitol Friday; funeral Saturday

Published: August 13, 2021 9:55 AM EDT
Updated: August 13, 2021 7:58 PM EDT

Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff Friday at state and local government buildings in Tallahassee to honor legendary Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden, who died Sunday at age 91.

“Bowden was an impactful leader and empowered his players to be the same. He lived a remarkable life with a strong Christian foundation serving God’s purpose on and off the field,” a DeSantis memo said Thursday.

The governor’s order applies to flags at the state Capitol, the Leon County Courthouse and Tallahassee City Hall. Bowden will lie in honor from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Old Capitol and will lie in repose from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Moore Athletic Center at FSU’s Doak Campbell Stadium. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.