The Union Recorder


June 10, 2014

Terry Van Poland

MILLEDGEVILLE — Terry Van Poland, 54, passed away at his lakeside home on June the 6th after his battle with cancer. A private service will be held at a later date.

Born on the 4th of July, the son of Watson and Pearla Poland, Poland grew up in Macon. He graduated from UGA summa cum laude with a degree in criminal justice. He had been a senior executive with Macy's and was currently a sales representative with SimplexGrinnell.

Poland had been a gentleman farmer and an occasional pirate on Lake Sinclair. He was the organizer of The Bovine Classic golf tournament held in Madison, a member of the Milledgeville Country Club Men's Golf Association and a founding member of The Island Creek Ski Club.

He taught his children to embrace life, its ups and downs and to live it to the fullest. He was a loyal UGA football fan, an avid fisherman and golfer.

Poland is survived by his wife, Melissa Hood Poland; his daughter, Amanda Mortimore (William) of Nashville; his son, Schiller Poland of Nashville; and his brother, Kenneth Poland (Janet) of Marietta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to The Georgia PGA Foundation, The American Cancer Society or The UGA Foundation.

"Gambling is illegal at Bushwood, sir... and I never slice."

Visit to express tributes.

Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.

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