Clifford Leroy Lough, 86 of Darlington passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis.
He was born in Shannondale on May 5, 1932 to the late Orville and Minnie (Farrow) Lough.
Mr. Lough graduated from Darlington High School in 1951 and proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. On Nov. 27, 1954 he married the love of his life, Sharon (Hankins) Lough, who survives. He farmed in Montgomery County until retiring in 1991 and moved to Darlington. After moving to Darlington, he drove a school bus for North Montgomery School Corp. for 14 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, visiting with others, and loved traveling. He was a member of the Darlington Congregational Christian Church, the Indiana Farmers Union – serving as president for three years of the Montgomery County Chapter, and was a member of the American Legion Post 302.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Sharon Lough; two sons, Brian (Patty) Lough and Brad (Amy) Lough, all of Darlington; two daughters, Kim (Denny) Carpenter of Darlington and Kay (John) Barrett of Thorntown; a brother, Stan (Pat) Lough of Darlington; a sister, Audary Dixon of Ladoga; 12 grandchildren, Misty, Jennifer, Brandon, Ben, Luke, Elijah, Ashley, Ethan, Abby, Spencer, Logan, and Hayden; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; two brothers, Max and Howard Lough; and three sisters, Martha Jean Moffitt, Barbara Denny, and Lucille Lyon.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at the Darlington Congregational Christian Church with Pastor Seth Stultz and Brian Lough officiating. There will be military rites by American Legion Post 72 Honor Guard. Burial will follow at Shannondale Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.
Memorial donations may be made to the Darlington Congregational Christian Church, PO Box 7, Darlington, IN 47940 or the Darlington Covered Bridge Fund, PO Box 578 Darlington, IN 47940.
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