Philip M. Coffield, 42, of St. Louis, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis of complications from AIDS.
Cremation. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman, in St. Louis. In the summer of 2006, a second service will be held in Arrow Rock. Memorials are suggested to the Lyceum Theatre, P.O. Box 14, Arrow Rock, Mo. 65320, or any charity helping those with HIV/AIDS.
Born July 29, 1963, in Roswell, N.M., he was the son of Conrad Coffield, who survives of Santa Fe, N.M., and the late Maggie Murphey Coffield. He grew up in Midland, Texas, and graduated from Webster University in 1986. He performed in 132 productions and directed numerous other shows at the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock, where he also served as associate artistic director for 1989 through 2003. In 2004, he was named artistic director, a position he left last year because of illness. He also performed at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and the New Jewish Theatre.
Additional survivors include his stepmother, Mona Coffield of Santa Fe, N.M.; three brothers, Edward Coffield of St. Louis, Conrad Coffield Jr. of Millbrook, N.Y., and Michael Coffield of Houston, Texas; and one sister, Megan Coffield Lyon of Austin, Texas.