The Headlight Herald, Tillamook, OR
April 16, 2012
Christopher Scott Thompson
Christopher Scott Thompson was born to Elroy and Joanne Thompson on Dec. 28, 1974 in South Bend, Wash. and passed away in Netarts on April 12, 2012 at the age of 37.
Chris and his family moved from South Bend to Boise, Idaho in 1978, and then to Tillamook in 1981. Chris was very active in sports throughout his life. In high school, Chris played football, baseball and wrestled. He graduated from Tillamook High School in l994. After graduation, Chris moved to Eugene and later Portland.
He moved back to the Tillamook area and married Melissa Benjamin. Chris and Melissa had two children, Charlie and Ruby. Chris was an accomplished musician, playing in several bands over the years. He loved the outdoors, surfing, skateboarding, hiking and outdoor photography. He also enjoyed art, especially sculpting and sketching. He shared his love of skateboarding and music with his son, Charlie, and enjoyed taking Ruby and Charlie to his favorite rock collecting spots. Chris mainly worked in construction, but for several years worked as a custodian for the Tillamook School District. Most recently he worked at the Schooner in Netarts and for Wayne Cook Surveying.
Chris is survived by his parents, Elroy and Joanne Thompson of Bay City; a brother, Keith Thompson and wife Lindsey of Tillamook; his son and daughter, Charlie and Ruby Thompson of Tillamook; paternal grandparents, Wales and Elaine Stigall of South Bend, Wash.; maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Sally Remington of South Bend, Wash.; a niece, Reese Thompson, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Chris will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
A funeral service for Chris will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Tillamook. Later that day, everyone is invited to a celebration of life at 4 p.m. at the Netarts Fire Hall . The family would love to hear your memories of Chris. This event will be a potluck, casual attire.