David Curtis Lough

January 30, 1961 - May 10, 2022

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David Curtis Lough, 61, of Mechanicsburg Ohio passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in his home surrounded by his loving family.

Dave was born January 30, 1961, in Springfield, Ohio, the beloved son of Jim and Linda (Moore) Lough. Dave graduated from Mechanicsburg High School in 1979. During High School Dave was active in football, basketball, golf, track, and baseball. Dave attended Bowling Green University from 1979-1982 and played baseball. He then went on to attend Urbana University in 1983 and played golf. Dave then went back and graduated in 2008 with a degree in Sports Science.

Dave married the love of his life Amy Louise Lippincott, on May 13, 2000, in Mechanicsburg Ohio. He began his coaching career at Harvest Preparatory School where he coached just baseball. Dave then went on to coach baseball and softball at Mechanicsburg High School. He was a pizza shop owner. Dave also worked for I-Supply as a salesman. He also worked 26 years for the State of Ohio Madison Correctional Institution. He was owner and operator at Lough Stables with his father, son, wife, and brother. The Lough's trained, owned and drove standardbred racehorses.

Dave was a member of the River of Life Christian Center. He enjoyed cruising backroads on his Can-Am. He was an avid runner, swimmer, bowler, but golf was the sport he loved most. His entire life involved sports in one form or another. From an early age Dave participated in any number of sporting events and held infield softball clinics. Dave loved teaching and coaching his children how to play the game. He loved watching the grandkids learn about sports. He enjoyed watersports at his favorite vacation spot located up Northwestern, Xichigan.

Dave is survived by his wife of 22 years; his parents; his daughters, Alli Lough (Michel) Stratton and Taylor Bird Bond; his son, Tylor (Myah) Lough; his grandchildren, Alec, Kendra, Stoney, Jett, Savvi, Auggi (Baby Davey) and Cru; his brother-in-law Devan (Karon) Lippincott; his nieces and nephews, Tommy and Kendra Lippincott.

Dave is preceded in death by his brother Doug Lough and numerous Aunts and Uncles.

"Where ya beeenn?" - Dave

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1-4 PM Sunday, May 15, 2022, in SKILLMAN, McDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Monday May 16, 2022, in the funeral home with Pastor Dan Leiker officiating.

Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to River of Life Christian Center, 775 Washington Avenue, Urbana, Ohio 43078.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Henry Zimmerman - May 15, 2022
"My Thought's & Prayer's" go Out To Amy & The Children & Grandchildren. And Jim, & Linda, & Kit Lippincott, & The Extended Families Dave Was A Good Man Who Was a Hard Worker Who Loved & Lived For His Family. "GOD" Has Sent An "Angel" to Get Dave Way to Soon. May You Be At R.I.H. Dave & You & Doug Your Forever For Eternity. "Heaven" Has Two Good Men Back Together For Eternity. May "GOD" "BLESS" Amy & The Children & Grandchildren. And Jim & Linda & Kit Lippincott, And Bring Peace & Calm In Their Hearts. "Love & Hug's" Ya-Friend Zimmie
Joey and Lola Malone - May 15, 2022
Our deepest condolences. Dave was a great neighbor and friend. Always had a great story and great sense of humor. Again so very sorry for the great loss of such a wonderful neighbor and friend.
Jaimee & Jason Fraley - May 13, 2022
To me, Dave was just always something magical. There was never a single time I saw him that he didn’t have a definite positive pep in his step, smile that contagious smile, and treat me like one of his own. I will forever feel blessed to have gotten to grow up next to this special family. I’m thinking of you all today, tomorrow, and always. ❤️
Theresa Adams - May 13, 2022
I am so sorry to know he has passed. He was such a great guy. He loved working with horses and was such a good trainer. He always had a smile and kind words for me, but that was just Dave, always ready to greet anyone with that smile. We as a community lost a good man, and he will be missed. My prayers for all those who love him. My heart breaks for your pain and I am truly, deeply sorry.
Mike and Debbie Love - May 12, 2022
Amy,we are so sorry for your loss. You have many fond memories. Hold onto those.Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Camm RIchmond - May 12, 2022
So sorry to here about Dave. I coached him and enjoyed watching him grow into a great person. We were friends and every time I would see him he always had a big smile on his face and always gave me a big hug. You will be missed but your memories will always live on. Till we meet agin love you
Sue propst - May 12, 2022
Sympathy, to the Lough Family🙏Prayers for comfort
Beth Zimmer Beavers - May 12, 2022
I am so sad to read of Dave's passing. He was a friend, a classmate and all around good guy. You will be missed, my friend. Prayers for peace to his family.
Joy Hawkey - May 12, 2022
I am so very sorry for your loss.Dave was a good horseman and he always had a smile and a hello for everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
Molly kerns - May 12, 2022
I am so sorry for your loss. I used to run into David once in a while at TSC. We always talked about horses of course. David always had a smile and was kind beyond words. Thoughts and prayers for all during this difficult time.
Chad - May 12, 2022
I was fortunate to have Dave as a cousin and athlete I looked up to. From earliest childhood we ran around the streets of Springfield while staying with grandma Lough or were at our dad's softball tournaments and horse races. Like others said perhaps his greatest gift was his ability to make you laugh and smile. Rest in peace my friend, we'll see you in the morning ❤️
Pat Paul - May 12, 2022
I have known David since he was a very young man . So sorry to hear of his passing. Condolences to his wife and family.
Peggy Cushman - May 12, 2022
I am so sorry Amy , kids , grandkids and mom and dad . Dave was thee most fun guy ever ! ❤️
Mikilos Harris - May 12, 2022
To Amy and the Lough family my condolences and prayers for you. I had the privledge of working with Dave for many years at Madison Corrrctional, and Dave was truly a good person. His sense of humor was beyond the word funny, and his genuine personality. I Will continue to pray for the family. Sincerely: Mikilos Harris
Terry&Renee Moore - May 12, 2022
Dave you will be greatly missed my friend you were one of a kind that's for sure , all the way back to pee wee football and through high school, anyone who knew you loved you,like Scott said heaven must have needed a short stop, rest east my friend.
Karen Fritts- Dunn - May 11, 2022
Our family finds much peace in knowing that so many people are holding David’s loved ones in their hearts ….. this has been such a long and emotional journey with many prayers said along the way ….. Missing and mourning them both but knowing Doug and David are forever together ❤️💔❤️
Danny Gaver - May 11, 2022
So sorry for your lost, Dave was a good friend and I’ll always remember the good times coaching baseball with Dave. I truly enjoyed his good humor, and just being around him was so fun and entertaining. May God give you strength through this difficult time, and you all are in our prayers.
Jody and Jim Bailey - May 11, 2022
Sorry for your family's loss. Dave was well loved and respected by the community. May he rest in peace. Hugs and prayers to all of you.
Carolyn Anderson - May 11, 2022
Dave was a wonderful man. He was always so kind. Prayers for his beautiful family.
William robinson - May 11, 2022
Dave was not just a coworker, he was my friend. I looked forward to working with him at the prison because he had a tremendous sense of humor!!! He always knew what to say to make you laugh or smile, then he would take his imaginary golf swing!!!! Dave was one of a kind and he will be missed. I pray that God will send comfort and strength during this difficult time, for the family and his friends.🙏🏿🙏🏿
Thad Hartzler - May 11, 2022
Dave was a great friend, coach, teacher of all things you wanted or didn’t want know! He worked hard at everything he did! I truly will miss him. Gone way before his time! I’m sure he running some kind of heavenly game now they are so lucky to have him up there. Amy, Allie, Ty, & Taylor and the rest of family so sorry for your loss.
Jon Jon Thomas - May 11, 2022
Words can’t express how much Dave meant to me. I never had a dull moment working with him. He made me laugh so freaking hard and made my time on shift not wanting to end. If I came to work in a bad mood, he would walk in my shadow until I started laughing to get me out of my bad mood. Until next shift together. Love ya Brother 🙏
Gregg and Cyn Tehan Marsh - May 11, 2022
How truly fortunate we are to have soo many memories and stories of Dave! We will miss him! Love to Jimmy, Lindy, Amy and family.
Robert & Deborah Aranda - May 11, 2022
Deepest condolences to the family so very sorry for your loss
Terri lyn - May 11, 2022
Love to all I am sending all of you strength and hugs
allerton / cummings family - May 11, 2022
Iam deaply saddend to hear of your loss,he was a great person and fun to be around i will miss him prayers to your family
Trina (Hamer) Hursh - May 11, 2022
We were so Sad to hear about David. Our thoughts & Prayers are with All his Family and Friends.
Jeff Rodgers - May 11, 2022
Dave was a good guy and a good teammate. I remember him as always having a smile on his face.
Scott Rutan - May 11, 2022
GOD needed a shortstop for the team so he drafted DAVEY. Fly High and Rest In Peace my friend, teammate, schoolmate and neighborhood brother. Until we reconnect 😥❤️😊
Debbie Preece - May 11, 2022
I'm so sorry to hear about David's passing. Thoughts and prayers for his family!
Brad Gregg - May 11, 2022
What a great teammate! A GREAT athlete and like Steve said, a very unique sense of humor that always made me laugh my tail off. RIP Brother. Turning double plays in heaven I am sure!
Dan Massie - May 11, 2022
I have known Dave most of our lives.We had a lot of fun both in school and out of school. Dave was quite the person had a big heart had a great sense of humor and most of all he loved his family. My prayers go out to his wife and kids his mom and dad and may he rest in peace.
Dan Massie - May 11, 2022
I have known Dave most of our lives.We had a lot of fun both in school and out of school. Dave was quite the person had a big heart had a great sense of humor and most of all he loved his family. My prayers go out to his wife and kids his mom and dad and may he rest in peace.
Steve Castle - May 11, 2022
I am deeply saddened to learn of Dave's passing. How I thoroughly enjoyed being around Dave,and being witness to his very unique sense of humor. Not only did Dave make everyone smile, he also filled they're day with laughter. Amy, may God comfort you and all those who loved Dave with his peace and healing

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