WASHINGTON, D.C., USA - Chris Evert and Pam Shriver were among the sports stars who attended the funeral of former US President George H W Bush on Wednesday.
They joined other famous names including golfers Jack Nicklaus and Fred Couples and NFL's Peyton Manning.
It was an honor to be in Washington to say goodbye to the greatest man I’ve ever known. President Bush made you want to be a better person. He was kind, consistent in his values and made everyone feel special. I will miss him...
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) December 5, 2018
Both had earlier shared memories of Bush on social media, with Evert recalling his support for her pro-celebrity tennis event.
Heartbroken 😞😞😞 His legacy of kindness, generosity, service, and love of family will live on. I will forever cherish my time with him...R.I.P. Mr. President pic.twitter.com/9OtC6MjBOY
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) December 1, 2018
The most fun doubles loss ever, losing to Jeb and Marvin with their dad, President Bush presiding as an even handled umpire. We never broke the brother’s serve!! Spring of 1989.. pic.twitter.com/uLFGDF79Lj
— Pam Shriver (@PHShriver) December 2, 2018
Other tennis legends, including Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova, paid tribute to him and his public service.
A faithful public servant, a veteran, and a person who believed in the power of a kinder, gentler nation, George H.W. Bush’s life was one lived fully and with honor. Sending love and prayers to the Bush family. May he Rest In Peace. #RIP41
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) December 1, 2018
George H.W.Bush was a true american patriot , hero and a man who always gave his best- thank you for your service to our country, sir. RIP…
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) December 1, 2018