Former LHS Principal Doug Killough has died

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Photo via Facebook - Doug Killough

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.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you for this article. It seems you were in the perfect location tonight to learn all about what an amazing man Doug Killough truly was.

    As I drove home from the football game, which was being played when he passed, I was wondering what venue would be large enough for a memorial service for all of the people who would wish to honor his life of service.
    I love that Mr. Killough wanted it to be at LHS but I am not even sure that the arena filled with chairs, along with all of the stands would be enough seating to accommodate all of the people who would like to pay their respects. He served a countless number of community members.

  2. It seems you were in the right place tonight to learn about everything that made Doug Killough so special.

    I love that Mr. Killough wished to have his funeral at LHS. I think he underestimated how many people who would wish to honor him. I don’t think the arena filled with chairs, along with the stands, would be enough seating.

    He simply and sweetly affected countless lives.

  3. Principal Killough was a wonderful and generous man. In my senior year at Lewisville High School (1984), due to my chaotic family situation I found myself without money for food. When I became dizzy at school, and Principal Killough found out it was due to lack of nutrition, he reached in his pocket and paid for my lunch. I did not qualify for free lunch and Principal Killough paid for my lunch for 1-2 months. I’ve never forgotten that generosity and I have strived to pay it forward as was his request when I asked how I could repay him.

  4. What a great man and pillar of the community. Mr Killough was the principle during my time at LHS and I know I speak for the student body when I say that we couldn’t have asked for a better man to lead our school. He truly loved the students and everything it means to be a Fighting Farmer! He is now in the arms of our Saviour and will be missed by so many. The life Mr Killough led touched so many people in such a positive way. We should all strive for such a life. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  5. Dear Lewisville Community, past and present students, faculty, staff, administration of LHS, Central Office coworkers and DATCU employees,
    You all have meant so much to my father over the last 35 years. I personally want to thank each of you for your love and support over these years. He lived to make his fellow man’s life better. He lived to see his students thrive and succeed in life and he lived to lead others to Christ. He bled maroon and white and was so so proud to be a “Fighting Farmer”. He is gone but will never be forgotten and will be with each of you in spirit always and forever.
    I’m sure he is shouting from heaven “GO FARMERS”
    I love you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my dad’s life simply AMAZING.
    Doug Killough Jr

  6. I’m just in a little of shock to know such an amazing man has gone to be to heaven it was a great principal he made a difference in Lewisville High School he cleaned it up from so much drugs and alcohol and fights and all kinds of things that happened there I graduated 83 in 82 when he came for was things all turn around I wasn’t anybody special in school I was just a simple student was involved in anything big or spectacular but he was a kind man and he always speak to you 4 months ago I saw him at the bank and he was so sweet spoke to him and he spoke back and ask how things were going and wish me a good day just asked I see his wife off non and different stores here in there and what a sweet woman to speak to you even though she don’t quite remember you or she does remember you they both always was the best person to run into when you’re out and about God bless your family and keep the family close and hand I wish I could have made it to the funeral but I didn’t get to but may all the good be to your family and thank you for being such a wonderful family to the community God bless to all

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