Former Gov. Don Sundquist to lie in state at Capitol on Tuesday

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Former Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist will lie in state Tuesday at the Tennessee State Capitol.
Published: Sep. 5, 2023 at 3:36 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Former Gov. Don Sundquist will lie in state at the Tennessee State Capitol on Tuesday.

The former governor, who served two terms from 1995 to 2003, died on Aug. 27 at 87 years old.

Sundquist will lie in state in the Rotunda on the first floor of the Capitol from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At 8:55 a.m., dignitaries will line up to receive the casket, which will be escorted by the Color Guard, and will arrive through the first-floor elevator. The Sundquist family will receive the casket at the Rotunda.

At 11 a.m., a Celebration of Life will be held at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 113 Eighth Ave. S. Former and current state and federal elected officials, former cabinet members and other guests will be present. Doors open at 10 a.m.

The Celebration of Life will be streamed on the church’s website.