Michael “Mike” Eugene Thomas, 69, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Walter B. Crook Nursing Facility in Ruleville.
A gathering of friends was held from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Cleveland Funeral Home.
Mike was born in Purvis December 4, 1950, to Wilda Ladner Thomas and Eugene Wallace Thomas. He attended Purvis High School graduating in 1968 and Pearl River Community College. Starting his first career in the banking and finance industry while living in Gulfport, he met Susie Thomas as the two later married and continued to live on the Gulf Coast. They relocated to Shaw in 1973. He became a partner with his father-in-law Vergil Redd until Mr. Redd’s retirement in 1990 and later become the owner of Redd & Son Farms.
Mike served on the Board of Directors of Ozark Hunting Club, Sunflower County District Drainage Commission and Cleveland Community Bank. He served the US Army National Guard during the Vietnam era and Hurricane Camille event.
He is preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Janis Wilda Thomas.
Mike is survived by his son Shea Thomas of Shaw; his daughter Tyson Thomas of North Little Rock, AR; two grandchildren; brother, Gary Thomas of Centerville, TN.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to St. Jude Hospital.