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Services set for Tampa Bay Buccaneers legend Lee Roy Selmon

TAMPA — Lee Roy Selmon was always there for Tampa Bay, and now the community can be there for him.

Services for Selmon, the Bucs Hall of Fame defensive end and former USF athletic director, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Idlewild Baptist Church, 18371 N Dale Mabry Highway in Lutz, the Rev. Jeffery Singletary confirmed Monday.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Exciting Central Tampa Baptist Church, 2923 N Tampa St., Singletary said. The Selmon family will be there from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Final services and burial will be in Oklahoma City. Selmon, 56, died Sunday from complications of a stroke.

The Bucs will wear a form of recognition of Selmon on their uniform this season. The Bucs and USF will observe Selmon's passing with a moment of silence before their games at Raymond James Stadium this weekend. The Bulls play Ball State at 7 p.m. Saturday, and the Bucs face the Lions at 1 p.m. Sunday.

In addition, the Bucs, USF and the Tampa Sports Authority have designated a space at Raymond James Stadium for a temporary memorial for Selmon.

People wishing to leave tributes to Selmon can place flowers, cards or remembrances on the tree-shaded mound in the middle of the mass transit drop-off turnaround on Dale Mabry Highway. Signs for the location near the pedestrian footbridge will be displayed after 5 p.m. today. Items can be left starting at that time through Sunday.

The Selmon family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to further honor Lee Roy's memory consider making donations to Abe Brown Ministries, (813) 247-3285, or the University of South Florida Foundation Partnership for Athletics, (813) 974-2125.

Services set for Tampa Bay Buccaneers legend Lee Roy Selmon 09/05/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 1:27pm]
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