June 17, 2014 - by

A Tribute To Lee Bowen


Todd Holden (Vero Beach, Fl)
When I could not be at the game I always looked forward to Lee bringing the game to me. He was a fixture in my life during the spring for many years. His voice will be missed.

Randy McMullen (Tallahassee, FL)
Our thoughts and prayers are with Lee’s family and friends. There will be a void in future FSU baseball broadcast that can never be replaced because of the great job Lee did for so many years.

Rod Bramblett (Auburn University Play-By-Play Announcer)
In our many trips to Tallahassee for baseball Lee was always a gentleman and tremendous help. We will certainly miss him this coming February when we return.

My thoughts and prayers to his family. God Bless.

Rod Bramblett
Lead Announcer
Auburn Network

Broderick J. Clark (Springfield, Virginia)
Hello, I did get to hear Mr. Bowen broadcast the Seminoles games, but I understand he was much more than a broadcaster. The Seminole family has lost a good man and a good person. May God bless his family and friends and may God bless the whole Seminole family.
Thank you
Broderick Clark

Tallahassee, FL
You will be missed greatly and remembered always.

Doug Doughty (Roanoke, Va.)
For the past two years, I sat next to Lee at the ACC Baseball Tournament in Salem, Va., and marveled at his ability to go on for hours without the aid of a commentator. Normally, such an exercise would have driven me nuts, but I came to look forward to his calls and remember kidding him about his “weather reports” and speculation about postponements, etc. My thoughts go out to his family; as a 52-year-old, I know that he was taken from us far too young.
Doug Doughty, The Roanoke Times

Garsha Williams (Sacramento ,CA)
I am very sorry to the Bowen family for their loss. Lee was a great man, i extend my condolence. I am always, an continue to be a Florida State die hard fan.

Javier Ortiz and Family (Miami, Florida)
May God Bless you and your family always. You will be missed. You were a true professional.

Jason Adams (Las Vegas, NV)
I worked with Lee briefly at WNLS in Tallahassee. He was there before 6AM every morning, and he was always friendly and helpful. He was certainly an inspiration to someone learning the ropes in radio, and was well respected by everyone in the building. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.

Zac (Ocala, Florida)
Lee, you will be missed by the entire Seminole nation.

Adrienne Bowen (Tallahassee, FL)
I just want to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers. I never realized just how many people Lee touched. I never expected that I would land a husband like Lee in my entire life. He was a loving, caring, affectionate man and he took excellent care of me. I miss him more than anyone will ever know.

I really appreciate the outpouring of help and good thoughts from Lee’s listeners, co-workers, friends and accomplisses and from those people who knew Lee through me. Thank you.

Michael Beaver (New Orleans, LA)
I had the pleasure of working with Lee when I first got into radio, and was lucky enough to get to know both he and Adrienne well. Lee was a consummate professional, and his strong work ethic and passion were evident in every decision he made. He will be missed.

Bill (From Tampa) Swartzbaugh
It’s a sad day for the Seminole nation to lose a person like Lee. Seminole baseball will just not be the same without hearing his voice call the games. His work with Seminole football and basketball broadcasts will be missed as well. I’m glad I got the opportunity to speak to this true Seminole before he left us. God bless his family. They have our condolences.

Chris Larson (Jacksonville, FL)
I was the treasurer for the Capital Area Gator Club in Tallahassee from 1999-2001 and I remember listening to Lee on WNLS and seeing him at the Seminole baseball games. I ran into Lee here in Jacksonville 2 years ago at the JU vs FSU game and yelled to the Professor and he remembered me. I talked to him about the Pirates since I was born in Bradford PA.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and I will miss Professor Lee Bowen saying how bad Mark Light Field in Coral Gables was.

I will say a prayer for Lee this Saturday at Holy Family in Jacksonville.

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