James E. Tesnear Sr.

James E. Tesnear, Sr., 65, of Madison County went home to be with the Lord Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Madison Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Gaston County, James lived in Madison County most of his life. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Edward and Annie Putnam Tesnear; his mother, Juanita Tesnear Burch; his sister, Maria Elder, and his uncle, John Tesnear.
James loved to work as a mechanic and was an all-around handyman.
Survivors include the love of his life, Wendy Laughter; three sons, Robby Tesnear and his wife, Ashley; James Tesnear, Jr.; and David Tesnear and his wife, Misty, all of Hendersonville; two step-daughters, Amanda and Helen Laughter of Mars Hill; twenty-two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert, Eddie, and Kevin Tesnear; three sisters, Judy Broyles, Tina Crisp, and "twin sister," Diane Tesnear; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, September 1, 2018 in the Shuler Funeral Home Chapel. Please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Funeral Home

Shuler Funeral Home
125 Orr's Camp Rd Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 693-5220

Published in The Times-News from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2018