Max Coffield Thompson

May 13, 1930 - Oct.8, 2022


October 19, 2022

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Max Coffield Thompson

Max Coffield Thompson, 92, of Lebanon passed away Oct. 8, 2022.

He was born May 13, 1930, in Grants Pass to Byron Cooley and Marcelle Dale (Coffield) Thompson.

Max was a very quiet man, whose family was very special to him.

He joined the United States Air Force, serving two years during the Korea War.

In 1954 he married Gerry Lanigan at St. John's Episcopal Church in Milwaukie. They had three sons: Steven, Michael and Patrick.

Max was a city manager for 23 years in three different cities: Milwaukie, La Grande and Sweet Home. He also sold real estate for 12 years before retiring.

He was very active in many organizations: Boy Scouts of America where he was a Scoutmaster for 80 boys; Milwaukie Junior Chamber of Commerce "Jaycees;" Rotary Club; Sweet Home Jamboree Management Committee; and many more.

Max is survived by his wife Gerry; sons Steven (Kim), Michael (Bobbie), and Patrick; granddaughters Kelsey, Lauren (Alan), Sara, and Kristin (Ben); seven great-grandchildren; brother Jerry (Kathy); and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 22nd at St Martin's Episcopal Church, 257 Milton St., in Lebanon. A reception will follow.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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