Russell “Grant” Lough, 77, went home to be with the Lord on December 20, 2021, at his home in Kearney, Missouri after an extended battle with cancer.
Grant was born on October 10, 1944, in Waneta, West Virginia to Inez and Bernard Lough. He spent his childhood in Bergoo, West Virginia. Grant played varsity football for four years at Webster Springs High School and was voted Mr. Wildcat his senior year, class of 1964. He moved to Ohio where he met his love, Lana (Warren) Lough. He was drafted in the Army and served his country in the Vietnam War. Once discharged from the Army, he married Lana and started a family in Huron, Ohio on April 20, 1968. He worked at Lorain Ford and retired after 36 years. He also started a commercial and residential cleaning company, 3L Cleaning Service, Inc. Grant and Lana celebrated 53 years of blessed marriage this past April.
Grant loved the Lord and served whole heartedly in the church for the past 50 years in these ministries: youth, children’s church, AWANA, seniors, and as a deacon. He cherished his time with his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. His favorite pastime was being outside doing yardwork and gardening.
Grant was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters, and five brothers. He was the fifteenth of seventeen children.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lana Lough; daughters, Kristen (Randy) Schmitke, Kelly (Len) Broughton; six grandchildren, Audriana, Mitchell, Brock, Olivia, Emma, and Isaac; and two great granddaughters, Brinley and Sienna.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life gathering on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Kearney, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to globalcross.org.
Arrangements in care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family.
So sorry to hear about Grant. We grew up together in Bergoo. Praying for God to give his family comfort and peace.
Carol Heavener King
What a wonderful, Godly man! Everyone who knew him was blessed by his life. I will miss him. Well done, thou good and faithful servant!
Prayers for the family.
Grant was such a beautiful man of God! My prayers are with you all.
I am so glad to have known Grant. He was an inspiration to me during the time I was blessed to be a part of his life. He could make you smile regardless of how bad you felt. My prayers are with Lana and all the family during this time.
I’m sorry for your loss but thankful that Grant is safe in the arms of Jesus. I will always remember his vibrant life and testimony for his Lord. He was one of the “good guys”!
You were so Loved and will be missed.
Brenda & Gary Bennett
I am sorry for your loss, but, we know beyond the shadow of a doubt your loving Husband and Father is in the arms of our Lord. My heart breaks with yours. He was such a great Christian, a great role model, and a wonderful friend. Your family will be in my daily prayers.
Had the privilege of working next to Grant on the Passenger main line for several years. I knew him to be a good man who was solid in what he believed & in his walk with the Lord.
I am so very sorry for your loss. What a truly extraordinary man after God’s own heart… Grant impacted all five of my children profoundly for the Lord, modeled a life poured out for Jesus, and was overflowing with God’s word. He was kind, encouraging, and able to mold and influence hundreds of children to learn and love God’s word. I am truly blessed to have known him, and Lana, you will be in my prayers… Don’t run in the parking lot!
Hi Lana, I hope you remember me from years ago. I was a bridesmaid in your wedding. I keep in touch with the Sandusky paper and was saddened to read about Grant’s passing. I know how much you guys meant to each other. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
We were so saddened to learn of Grant’s passing. So many fond memories of this wonderful Christian man while you were living in Huron, Ohio. Our love and prayers go out to you, Lana and the family.
Jerry and JoAnn Taylor