ARLINGTON -- The funeral for Shannon Stone, the Brownwood, Texas, firefighter who fell to his death on Thursday at Rangers Ballpark, will be held on Monday in his hometown.
Stone died late Thursday from injuries sustained when he fell 20 feet from the left-field stands while trying to catch a ball thrown his direction by Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. CT at the First United Methodist Church in Brownwood and are open to the public. Visitation services will be held on Sunday night at Davis Morris Funeral Home, also in Brownwood.In memory of Stone, the Rangers have set up an account in the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation where well-wishers can donate money to help the Stone family during this difficult time. The Rangers donated an undisclosed sum to the account, and the A's donated $5,000. In addition, flags at the Ballpark have been flying at half-staff since the tragedy, and both the Rangers and A's have worn black ribbons on their uniforms during the weekend series.
Texas Dairy Queen restaurants are also donating one dollar for every fan at Sunday's game to the memorial fund.
Louie Horvath is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.