Michael M. Adamson, 70, husband of Bonnie Crawford Adamson, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Greenville Memorial Hospital from complications following treatment for cancer.
Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Michael was the eldest son of George Fodell Hankins Adamson of Greenville and the late Malcolm Monroe Adamson.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by daughters, Jennifer Caroline Adamson (Chad Lawson) of Tryon, North Carolina, and Stephanie Adamson Williams (Dustin Williams) of Hillsborough, North Carolina; his aunt, Lillian Alice Hankins of Greenville; his brother, Marion Adamson; and his nephew, Stuart Adamson of Nashville, Tennessee.
Michael was a graduate of the McCallie School in Chattanooga and received a B.S. in Business Administration at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. After moving to South Carolina in 1978, Michael became an influential part of Greenville’s business community, serving as a director of the Urban League of the Upstate (South Carolina), a director of the American Heart Association, and a member of the Greenville County Board of Zoning Appeals. Through a long career in commercial real estate development, Michael made an impact on Greenville’s skyline with his management of the RiverPlace project, the Carolina First Campus, and the Greenville ONE Center. In 2015, he founded SC Development Consulting, drawing on 40 years of experience to help regional and national clients navigate development issues.
Outside of time spent with his family, working through a stack of books, or watching Tennessee football, Michael was seldom happier than when discussing a new development project or checking out a potential site. He considered his business contacts (and especially their dogs) his friends.
A visitation will be held Friday, August 6, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown. The family is mindful of the dangers of COVID-19 and will observe recommended precautions. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to contact the family directly, or provide a message of remembrance by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.
Memorials may be made to K9s for Warriors, www.k9sforwarriors.org.