In Memory

David Furr - Class Of 1977

David Furr

David Lee Furr, 18 and Byron D. Furr, 16, brothers and both of Olney were killed in a highway collision northeast of Newton on December 27, 1977.

The accident occurred while the brothers were returning to Olney after attending the Charleston Holiday basketball tournament. Both of the victims were thrown from the car and were pronounced dead at the scene.

The bodies interred in the Bethel Cemetery, Owensville, Ind.

David and Byron were the sons of Elizabeth Knox of Olney.

David Furr was born October 18, 1959 in Indianapolis, Ind. He was a freshman at the University of Evansville and was pledged to Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He was a member of the Methodist Temple at Evansville, Ind. and was a resident of Hughes Hall at the university.

David was a basketball standout at Harrison High School in Evansville for three years and one of the city's leading scorers. He played his senior year at East Richland High School where he was an All-North Egypt Conference first team selection after helping the Tigers win the conference championship one year ago, and also the championship of the Benton Invitational Tournament and runner-up finish in the IHSA Class AA Sectional. He was an All-Southern Illinois selection and also played on the Tigers baseball team. David was a member of the National Honor Society.