Michael Roger Thomson

Michael Roger Thomson, 75, of Gadsden, AL, widower of Susan Grant Thomson, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021.  Born in Billings, MT, he was a son of the late Edward Joseph and Ellen Sahlberg Thomson.  After high school, Mike proudly served our country as a Marine and began a career in the Information Technology.  As Vice President of Sales, Mike started the SYNNEX Corporation in Greenville in 1996 with a staff of 25 that has grown to over 900.

Mike is survived by his three children, Michael Thomson and his wife, Kerri, of Southside, AL, Michelle McCollough of Spartanburg, and Zachery Thomson of Simpsonville; four grandchildren, Christina McDuffie and her husband, Clint, Michael Thomson, Marlana McCullough, and Morgan McCullough; one great grandchild, Luke McDuffie; a brother, Terry Thomson and his wife, Sandy; and a sister, Vicky Peck and her husband, Wayne.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mike was preceded in death by his brother, Darcy Thomson. The family will receive friends at Heritage Funeral Home on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  A Graveside Service will be held at Graceland East Memorial Park on Friday, February 5, 2021 beginning at 11:00 am.

Condolences to the family of Michael Roger Thomson

  • Phil Ellett
    10 months ago

    It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Mike
    My thoughts are with his family and friends. Mike was instrumental in providing hundreds of people with their start in a sales career. He was quick to gain respect and provide leadership.
    I am eternally grateful for having had the opportunity to work alongside Mike
    Rest In Peace my friend

    • Mike Thomson
      10 months ago

      Phil, thank you for the kind words about my father!!

      MikeThomson

  • Cindy Armstrong
    10 months ago

    It is with great sadness that I express my deepest condolences to the family for your loss. May he rest in peace.

  • Linda League
    10 months ago

    I was so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a great mentor, and friend, I have many fond memories of my time working for Mike at Gates FA. My thoughts and prayers are with his children and family.

    • Mike Thomson
      10 months ago

      Linda, thank you for the kind words. My dad was sure was one of a kind!!
      Mike Thomson

  • Dave Strickland
    10 months ago

    To Mike’s family and friends, I’m very sorry for our loss, Mike will be missed.
    His “can do” attitude and confidence in people helped drive them to be the best they could be.
    He pushed when he felt there was more to give, and without these nudges, who knows where the bar would would have been set.
    Without Mike’s assistance, I’m not sure Caron would have moved to Greenville – which means I’m not sure we would have gotten married – which ultimately means I’m not sure I would even be alive today ………. so to say I owe Mike Thomson would be quite an understatement!
    Even though it tends to be a common theme for times like this, when I look back at what Mike and his family must have gone through during the last couple of years, today I have to believe Mike is in a much better place.
    Rest in Peace Mike, and thanks again for pushing me to learn Caribbean Stud in Lake Tahoe that time many years ago!

    • Mike Thomson
      10 months ago

      Dave, if I heard your name once I heard it 100s of times over the years. Thank you so much for the kind words about my father. He was a hard working manager but also a true friend to many over the years. He will be greatly missed. Thanks again.

      Mike Thomson

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