Richard Lee Anderson III, 30, vice president of Futura Stone, an Alexandria resurfacing company, died Dec. 23 when he was struck by a car while he was jogging in Louisiana where he was visiting his father.
Louisiana State Police said Mr. Anderson was jogging on the shoulder of U.S. Rte. 171 near De Ridder when a motorist lost control of his car while trying to pass another car, skidded off the road and struck Mr. Anderson.
Born in Frankfurt, West Germany, Mr. Anderson grew up in the Washington area and attended Fort Hunt High School where he played football, basketball and baseball. He attended Wesley College in Delaware and graduated from Salem College in West Virginia, where he also played baseball and football.
After college, Mr. Anderson spent two seasons as a reserve tight end for the Houston Oilers football team in the National Football League, but he was cut at the end of the 1979 season.
He then returned to Alexandria and for the last three years had worked at Futura Stone, which specializes in resurfacing pool decks, driveways and hotel entrances.
He had recently taken up jogging and last month finished in the Marine Corps Marathon race.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his father, Richard Lee Anderson II of De Ridder; two sisters, Nancy Jo, of Baton Rouge, La., and Linda Lee, of Columbus, Ohio, and his grandmother, Florance L. Anderson of De Ridder.