June 17, 2014 - by

A Tribute To Lee Bowen


Alan and Lou Katz (Winter Haven, Florida)
We offer our prayers to the Bowen Family. It was always difficult to hear Lee in Winter Haven but when we got to the games we always listen to his descriptions of Seminole baseball. His involvement with Seminole sports will be sorely missed. God Bless the family and God got a GREAT broadcaster.

Robert Corbin (Bonifay, FL)
Rest in peace……

Jacksonville Florida
We will miss you. I send out prayers to the family of Mr.Bowen, God Bless.

Chuck (Tampa, FL)
Rest in peace – LeeBow

You certainly will be missed!


Cameron Norris (Tallahassee)
Mr. Bowen, I want to thank you for all the time you set aside to talk to me about broadcasting and the best ways to get in to the field, the best schools to attend, and for your assistance in trying to get me into broadcasting early. I have always looked up to you and you have always been a great mentor to me – thank you.

Randy Phillips (Lexington, KY)
First of all, let me send my condolences to Adrienne and the entire Bowen family. I know this is a tough time for you all. I will keep you in my prayers.
I’ve known and worked with Lee for the past eight years as part of the Seminole Radio Network crew and actually had a chance to finally meet him when FSU played here against Louisville two seasons ago.

Lee was always a professional. I never had to worry about anything at our network studios while he was at the game site during our football broadcasts. Lee became a friend to me and was one of the first people I worked with in the broadcasting industry. He loved FSU with a passion and you could tell that in his work.
I am deeply saddened by this loss and will truly miss him. There was only one Lee Bowen and I’m a better person for knowing him.

David Druda (Dunedin, FL)
My father lived across the street from Lee for a few years.I was a ‘Nole freak as a kid, and Lee allways had time to tell me the ins and outs of the football broadcasts. To hear stories about working with Gene Deckerhoff, was like hearing stories about a super hero to me. Lee made time for me whenever I was around.
Lee was a tremndously “nice guy.”

I bought my first car from him(an ’88 red Dodge Shadow.) He even told me it had an oil leak before hand! Have you ever heard of someone trying to sell a car doing something like that??? Super nice guy.

I hope he has gone to a place where there are nothing but FSU victories being broadcast 24/7.

God Bless.

Robert Hall Jr. (Jacksonville, Fl.)
Great Guy. What a terrible loss for Florida State sports. He will be tremendously missed. Thanks to Lee for all the years he gave us and best wishes to his family. He was a true champion.

Boyd Nation(Birmingham, AL)
I’d like to pass along my deepest sympathy to Lee’s family in this awful time. As the author of a college baseball Web site, I was fortunate enough to have several long discussions with Lee over the years, often ranging to subjects far outside baseball. He was a wonderful conversationalist and came across as a geniunely warm and funny man; I know that he’ll be missed greatly by many others as well as by me. My prayers are with you.

Travis Bell (Newport Beach , CA)
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Bowen and Seminole Family on this great loss. May God indeed comfort you in your time of sorrow.

Lane Dehner (Poplar, Montana)
I just want to send out my deepest regrets. I am so sorry that this had to happen. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and everyone he was close to. Lee was a good man and one heck of an announcer.

Howard Posner (Burlington, N.C.)
My thoughts and prayers are with the Bowen family and all the Seminole Nation at this time. What a tremendous loss for us all and FSU.

Call a great game up there LeeBo. You will be missed !!!

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