In memory of

Cory Thompson

Mar 8, 1966
Dec 17, 2021


Cory Scott Thompson, age 55, passed away in a tragic ocean fishing accident Friday, December 17th, 2021. He was born March 8th, 1966, in Salem, Oregon, to Willis and Clydene Thompson. He graduated from McNary High School in Keizer, Oregon, class of 1984. Cory worked as a manager at Key Event Services. Outside of fishing and camping, he loved sitting with family cracking jokes around the fire in the backyard. He was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He spent his whole life fishing. He lived and breathed fishing. To the point that in his last few minutes, he was looking on the fish finder, hoping to see some. He is survived by his sister, Laura, brother Todd, daughters Jennifer and Maggie, sons Nichalas and Conner, and his many nieces, nephews, and granddaughters.

Service Information

Celebration of Life
Thursday December 23, 2021 1-3pm
Johnson Funeral Home
134 Missouri Ave S Salem, OR 97302

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Sandi Nardi says:

    Very sorry that you've lost Cory. What a great guy! Always had a smile. You just couldn't be in a bad mood when he was around. He will be so missed.

  2. Beverly McCool-Jenkins says:

    So heartbreaking. Prayers and hugs for the family. Cory was blessed with a great personality and was great at storytelling and jokes.

  3. Brandy says:

    This is so tragic. Hurts my heart. Prayers and hugs to the family.

  4. Kim Keech says:

    So sorry to the family of Cory.

  5. Staff of Johnson Funeral Home says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with his arrangements.

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