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Weekend of funeral services for Bobby Bowden begins

People gave the Bowden family their condolences as Bobby’s casket was on display.
People gave the Bowden family their condolences as Bobby’s casket was on display.(Dominic Miranda - WCTV)
Published: Aug. 13, 2021 at 10:47 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2021 at 2:35 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Friday marked the beginning of funeral services for legendary Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden.

A funeral procession brought Bowden’s casket to the Florida Capitol just before 10 a.m. He lay in honor in the Capitol Rotunda from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Flags at the capitol were flying at half-staff in honor of Bowden.

WATCH: Bobby Bowden's funeral procession arrives at the Florida Capitol. He will lie in honor from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rotunda. You can find our special Bowden coverage here: https://bit.ly/3iGjOrR

Posted by WCTV.tv on Friday, August 13, 2021

People gave the Bowden family their condolences as Bobby’s casket was on display.

After he lay in honor at the capitol, Bowden was taken to the Moore Athletic Center at Doak Campbell Stadium around 2 p.m. Friday. Both events were open to the public.

Below, you’ll find more information regarding funeral services for Bowden throughout the weekend:

Friday, Aug. 13:

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Coach Bowden will Lie In Honor in the Capitol Rotunda - open to the public
  • 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Coach Bowden will Lie In Repose in the Moore Athletic Center located at Doak Campbell Stadium – open to the public

Saturday, Aug. 14:

  • 11 a.m.: Funeral service for Bowden at the Tucker Civic Center at FSU – open to the public with doors opening at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 15:

  • 4 to 6 p.m.: Bowden will Lie in Repose at the Reid Chapel on the campus of Samford University – open to the public
  • A family-only burial service is to follow in Trussville, Ala.

In lieu of flowers, the Bowden family is asking that charitable contributions be made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at 8701 Leeds Road, Kansas City, MO 64129.

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