Billboard dedicated to memory of HFD Capt. 'Iron Bill' Dowling goes up in Houston


HOUSTON – Gone but never forgotten, Houstonians are honoring Capt. William "Iron Bill" Dowling with a new memorial to remember him.

Dowling died last week of injuries he suffered while battling a fire at the Southwest Inn in May 2013.

A billboard honoring Dowling stands near the site of the deadly fire.

On Wednesday, the community will also get a chance to honor Dowling at his funeral.

A procession from the funeral home in Tomball to Houston Baptist University will be held at 8:45 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m. at the Morris Cultural Arts Center at HBU.

Dowling will then be buried in a private service.