Clyde V. Poll

January 23, 1935February 16, 2021

Clyde Vernon Poll, age 86, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 following a heart related condition. . Clyde was born January 23, 1935 to Henry and Jennie Poll and grew up in Holland. In October of 1956 he married his high school sweet heart, Ethel Jager, who preceded him in death in 2010 after 54 years of marriage. While raising his family, camping adventures were many and home was a place of faith, love, and laughter. Clyde was a skilled mechanic and enjoyed restoring antique cars and scooters, building creations out of erector sets, and puttering around in his work shop. Clyde worked for many years at Holland Transplanter Company. Over the years he did much touring in antique cars, visited many car shows and flea markets, and was an avid collector of toy trucks, trains, and whatever caught his interest. Spending winters in Zephyrhills, Florida brought much joy. In 2016 , Clyde married Dorothy Russcher and they shared many happy times together. Clyde was a man of faith and a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. He leaves behind many cherished memories.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Ethel; and grandsons, Thomas and Curtis Johnson.

He is survived by his second wife Dorothy; children, Greg and Lynda Johnson of Coopersville, MI, Vernon and Marcie Poll of Holland, MI; grandchildren, Douglas (Marie) Johnson, Lucas (Erin) Johnson, Jonathan Poll, Elizabeth Poll Padron; great grandchildren, Jackson Poll, Haylee and Emmalyn Johnson, Dominic and Louisa Johnson; several cousins; Dorothy’s children John (Cheryl Russcher, Mark (Sez) Russcher, Jill (Ryan) Schreur; and 5 grandchildren.

A service celebrating Clyde's life and home going will be held 10:00am, Friday, February 19, 2021 at Community Reformed Church, 10376 Felch St., Zeeland, social distancing and mask wear guidelines will be practiced. Officiating will be Revs. Trent Walker and Kurt Henry. Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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Phyllis Smith

February 18, 2021

I can recall many evenings spent with Clyde & Ethel there in Southern Charm RV Resort in Zephyrhills, Florida playing games together. Always a lot of fun. I offer my condolences to his wife, family and friends. My husband, Wesley Smith, passed away 3/30/2016 but I'm still here at age 91. In Christian love, Phyllis

Rick George

February 18, 2021

The Vintage Car Club of Holland would like to extend our sincerest sympathy to Clyde's family during this difficult time. He was a treasured member of our group and will be missed.

Ron and Elaine Elzinga

February 18, 2021

Ron and I enjoyed going on several model-t tours with Clyde and Ethel. Among them being an international club tour to Virginia, one to Ohio, Upper Michigan, and the covered bridge tour in Indiana where we drove the ts over, then under the bridges! Clyde won trophies at the St. Ignace car show with his Model-t fire truck, They participated in and planned many tours for the Vintage Car Club here in Holland. We also went to some flea markets with them in Florida. Sorry we will miss the funeral service as we are leaving for Florida. He will be missed, but fondly remembered.

Penny Smith (DeJonge)

February 17, 2021

Lynda and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. My very best memory of your dad was riding in the rumble seat of one of his antique cars from Zeeland to John Ball Park. What a ride that was. He is now reunited with your mom. My prayers are with you in the days ahead.