Anthony Lewis Furr, 28, a truck driver for a College Park firm, died Monday at Prince George's General Hospital about an hour after he was injured when his motorcycle went out of control on a curve and hit a guard rail in Greenbelt Regional Park.
A passenger on the motorcycle, Charles F. Sheppach Jr., 23, of College Park, was admitted in serious condition to the shock trauma center in Baltimore.
Mr. Furr had been employed by Fred Jones and Sons, landscape contractors in College Park, since January 1977.
Born in Washington, he grew up in Hillside, Md. He graduated in 1968 from Central Senior High School in Seat Pleasant, where he played football and baseball and received an award as an outstanding athlete.
Mr. Furr then served four years in the Navy, seeing duty in Europe and Vietnam. He was aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga.
After his discharge, he attended Salisbury State College in Salisbury, Md., for two years. He also played football there.
He trained as a tractor-trailer driver and worked for about a year in High Point, N.C., before returning here in 1977.
He is survived by his parents, Lewis and Marilyn Furr, of the home in Newburg, Md., and his grandmother, Rose Furr, of Suitland.