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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Funeral services have been set for the Dallas firefighter who fell to his death while assisting with a major car crash during an ice storm.

William Scott Tanksley was knocked off the Spur 408 bridge Monday night and fell more than 50 feet onto Interstate-20 below while working a multi-car chain reaction crash on the icy overpass at the time.

  –  Witness Recalls Crash That Killed Dallas Firefighter

Tanksley was a 14 year veteran of Dallas Fire Rescue.  He leaves behind three young children and a wife and is being remembered as a beloved coach and role model.

Tanksley, who was a star baseball player at Kemp High School, coached his son’s little league baseball team in nearby Mabank.

Viewing services for Tanksley are scheduled for Sunday, February 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Eubanks Funeral Home, 601 State Hwy 198 in Mabank.

His funeral service is scheduled for Monday, February 17, at 10:00 a.m. at the Terrell ISD Performing Arts Center, 400 Poetry Rd. in Terrell.

He will be buried at  Restland Cemetery-Garden of Honor on Greenville Ave. in Dallas.

His family is accepting donations at City Credit Union, Account # 1775670-1 or they can be mailed to Chaplain’s Services, 1551 Baylor Street, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75226.

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