July 17, 2004
Tallahassee, FL – Lee Bowen, the longtime radio announcer of Florida State baseball, passed away at the age of 47 late Friday night in his sleep. In addition to his radio duties with baseball, Bowen was the Broadcast Coordinator for Seminole Athletics Marketing. He is survived by his wife, Adrienne Bowen.
“I don’t know of anybody who had more of a passion for Florida State baseball than Lee Bowen,” said FSU head coach Mike Martin. “When you lose an outstanding junior or a senior to the draft you know one day you can replace them. You can’t replace Lee Bowen. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
Bowen served as the radio voice of Seminole baseball for the past 15 years. He also served as the broadcast coordinator for football and men’s basketball on FSU’s radio network. Prior to his arrival at Florida State, Bowen called play-by-play for the Burlington (NC) Indians of the Appalachian League.
Funeral services will be held at the Bevis Funeral Home on North Monroe Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Donations can be made to the Lee Bowen Memorial Scholarship through Florida State baseball.