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Bradley Spencer Lough

Bradley Spencer Lough

June 9, 1959-Jan. 13, 2022


Bradley Spencer Lough passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Bickford Memory Care after battling with dementia for several years.

Brad was born June 9, 1959, at Crawfordsville, to Clifford and Sharon (Hankins) Lough.


He married Amy (McCollum) Lough in Darlington on June 6, 1987.

After graduating from North Montgomery High School in 1977, he worked in the swine industry for several years and was employed by Nucor Steel for 25 years before retiring in 2017.

Brad was a life-long resident of Darlington and was an active participant in his community. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Masons, and Conservation Club. He was a chaperone twice with the Lafayette Honor Flight and enjoyed spending time with the veterans. He was also actively involved with 4-H and would always assist with his children’s projects. He loved helping other people and with his friendly, out-going personality, he could strike up a conversation with everyone he met.

He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending NASCAR and Indy Car races, Butler basketball games and Indianapolis Colts games. He was also an active outdoorsman and spent time hunting, fishing and boating. He enjoyed traveling on vacation with his family, and his favorite destination was Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida.

Brad was preceded in death by his father; paternal grandparents, Orville and Minnie Lough of Shannondale; and maternal grandparents, Charlie and Mary Hankins of Darlington.

He is survived by his mother; his wife; and his children, Abigail Lough (Justin Cotten) and grandson Jude Cotten of Crawfordsville and Spencer Lough of Indianapolis. Also surviving are his brother, Brian (Patty) Lough; sisters, Kim (Denny) Carpenter of Darlington and Kay (John) Barrett of Thorntown; mother-in-law Carolyn (John) Doyel; father-in-law Jim (Patti) McCollum of Crawfordsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be at the Darlington United Methodist Church, 201 W. Harrison St. on Friday, Jan. 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the church, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Burkhart Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Darlington Covered Bridge Fund or Darlington Conservation Club or the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration .

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