David Lough, 61, dies

Columbus, OH — David Curtis Lough, 61, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, died May 10, 2022, in his home surrounded by his loving family.

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

Mr. Lough married the love of his life, Amy Louise Lippincott, on May 13, 2000, in Mechanicsburg. He began his coaching career at Harvest Preparatory School where he coached just baseball. He then went on to coach baseball and softball at Mechanicsburg High School.

He was a pizza shop owner and also worked for I-Supply as a salesman. He also worked 26 years for the State of Ohio Madison Correctional Institution.

Mr. Lough was an owner and operator at Lough Stables with his father, son, wife, and brother. The Loughs trained, owned and drove Standardbreds.

He was a member of the River of Life Christian Center. He enjoyed cruising backroads on his Can-Am. He was an avid runner, swimmer, and bowler, but golf was the sport he loved most. His entire life involved sports in one form or another.

From an early age, he participated in any number of sporting events and held infield softball clinics. He loved teaching and coaching his children on how to play the game. He also loved watching the grandkids learn about sports. He enjoyed watersports at his favorite vacation spot located in Northwestern Michigan.

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

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