Charles Douglas “Doug” Killough, 77, of Lewisville died Sept. 8 after a sudden illness. Killough was born Nov. 14, 1939.
Originally from Hueytown, Alabama, Killough came to Lewisville in 1982 to serve as principal of Lewisville High School. He retired in 2005 as an assistant superintendent of the Lewisville Independent School District.
After his retirement, he joined Denton Area Teachers Credit Union in business development.
Killough was known in the community as a servant leader, serving on numerous boards of directors for nonprofit organizations. He was a member and past president of Lewisville Noon Rotary.
Over the years, he has been named as Citizen of the Year by both the Flower Mound and Lewisville chambers of commerce.
Lewisville High School’s Killough 9/10th grade campus was named in his honor.
Killough was a long-time member of Northview Baptist Church, where his pastor Kenneth Wells said he had served in the past as chairman of the building committee, and as a music minister. Wells said that Killough also had sang in the choir and in a gospel quartet.
Wells said that Killough’s Christian faith was important to him, and that he wanted to share the faith and help others come to know Christ.
Thursday and Friday as news began to spread on social media about Killough’s illness, hundreds of people shared updates, called for prayer, and sent well-wishes to his family.
Killough is survived by his wife Beverly and their grown children Doug, Jr., Don, Tami, and Teri. He also has grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A funeral will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Lewisville High School, in accordance with Killough’s wishes.