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Funeral service for Selmon in Tampa Friday



Lee Roy Selmon was always there for Tampa Bay and now the community will have a chance to be there for him. 

Funeral services for Selmon, the Bucs Hall of Fame defensive end and former University of South Florida athletic director, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Idlewild Baptist Church, 18371 N. Dale Mabry Hwy in Lutz, Fl., Rev. Jeffery Singletary confirmed Monday.

Singletary said a visitation will be held on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Exciting Central Tampa Baptist Church, 2923 N. Tampa St. The Selmon family will be present from 5-7 p.m.

Final services and internment will be held in Oklahoma City.

Selmon, 56, died Sunday from complications of a stroke.

The Tampa Bay Bucs wear some form of recognition of Selmon on their uniform this season. The Bucs and the University of South Florida will observe Selmon’s passing with a moment of silence before their games at Raymond James Stadium this weekend.

[Last modified: Monday, September 5, 2011 7:29pm]


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