Flags lowered for “kind, hardworking farmer” Greg Evers

299958_10151213649372529_1293199107_nGov. Rick Scott ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the Santa Rosa County courthouse, Milton City Hall and the state Capitol tomorrow to honor former Sen. Greg Evers.

Scott ordered the flags to be lowered on the same day as Evers’s funeral, scheduled for 1 p.m. CT at the First Baptist Church of Milton Tuesday.

Evers, 62, died after his pickup truck ran off the road not far from his Baker home last week.

Here’s what Scott had to say in response to the passing of Evers:

“My wife Ann and I are heartbroken after learning of the passing of Senator Greg Evers. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Lori, and their entire family during this terribly difficult time. A dedicated public servant, Senator Evers truly loved Florida and devoted his life to serving his community – not only on his family farm, but during 15 years representing the people of North Florida in the state House and Senate. He will be remembered and missed by all who knew him as the kind, hardworking farmer from Milton who tirelessly fought for Florida families.”