Jeffrey Joseph Poley

Jeffrey Joseph Poley, age 40, of Tecumseh passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. He was born May 29, 1979 in Toledo, the son of Joseph Edward and Dorothy Jean (Nettleman) Poley.

Jeffrey graduated from Ida High School in 1999 and attended college at NTID in Rochester, N.Y.  Jeffrey worked at Wendy’s in Tecumseh for the past 19 years. In 2004 he went to Las Vegas with his father to the Great Clown Adventure to learn how to be a clown. Jeffrey went on to become Kankles the Clown and was great at twisting balloons into shapes. He was a big fan of Tecumseh wrestling and was well known throughout the community.

Jeffrey is survived by his mother, Dorothy (Larry) Harper of Tecumseh; father, Joe (Atty) Poley of Temperance; two brothers, Scott (Jeanie) Poley of Tampa, Fla. and Dr. Robert (Robin) Poley of Shelby Twp; sister Pam Rickman of Clinton; foster brother, Rick (Rita) Sevenish of Ala.; and four nephews, Reid, Mason, Myles and Cameron. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Rosemary Poley and Don and Jean Nettleman.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the Tecumseh United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Arrangements are under the care of the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered to the family at



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