Donnie Tessnear, 55

Born: Sun., Apr. 10, 1966
Died: Fri., Sep. 10, 2021


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 13, 2021
Location: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Tue., Sep. 14, 2021
Location: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church

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Donnie Tessnear, 55, of Bostic, died Friday, September 10, 2021 at Atrium Health, Shelby.
Donnie was the son of Don and Louise Tessnear of Bostic. He was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, and a member of the Pro Logger's Association. He was the owner of Tessnear Logging. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Glenda F. Tessnear. Donnie was an avid motorcycle rider, and was well known in the community for helping people in need.
In addition to his parents, he was survived by his wife, Paula Tessnear; his sister, Lisa Ramsey and her husband Alvin, of Bostic; his brother, Brian Tessnear and his wife Pam, of Mill Spring; his stepson, Jeremy Webb of Nebo; a daughter, Audra Worthy of Spartanburg; 2 stepgrandchildren, Lilly June Webb, Fairran Higgins; a grandson, Abel Worthy; his nieces and nephews, Tyler Ramsey, Austin Tessnear, Britney Guffey, Kasey Edwards, and Caley Tessnear.
The Funeral will be conducted at 4:00 pm Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. The Rev. Paul White, Jr., will officiate. Burial will follow in the Tessnear Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mark Hollifield, Tony Spake, Tim Murray, Sean Freeman, Dusty Stafford, Danny Edney, Travis Thompson, and Alex Bennett.
The Visitation will be from 4 pm until 7 pm Monday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.
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Georgia M.Morris
   Posted Fri September 10, 2021
Don, Louise and family, I'm SO sorry for your loss. I had no idea that anything was wrong with Donnie. I always liked him so much!! You and your family are in my thoughts, love, and prayers!!

Christy Gettys
   Posted Fri September 10, 2021
Prayers for peace that surpasses all understanding. He will be greatly missed.

W. Mills Davis
   Posted Fri September 10, 2021
Donnie was a truly kind soul. He took me under his wing and showed me how to truly enjoy riding dirtbikes. He would call me every Sunday to see if I was going to ride with them up at brown. I didn’t know him for long or know him well… but he showed me genuine kindness and friendship through riding. He will be greatly missed.

Chris L Bowen
   Posted Sat September 11, 2021
so sorry for your loss but i know hes in a better place,may god give you comfort in your time of need.

Dan Newton
   Posted Sat September 11, 2021
I was honored to have met this man…..

Linda Sprouse
   Posted Sat September 11, 2021
Paula, I am so sorry for your devastating loss of your husband. Word cannot express my deepest condolences. You are in my prayers and my heart greaves for you. Sincerely Linda Sprouse

Donna Stallings
   Posted Sun September 12, 2021
My sweet Paula,
I am so sorry for your devastating loss. Donnie will be missed so much and forever live in you heart❤️ Please know that you are being prayed for daily🙏✝️. Love you.

Gary & Connie Atkins
   Posted Sun September 12, 2021
I have no words to express the feelings I have at the news of Donnie’s passing. I know they will be a host of people that will miss him terribly. I for one feel that I am a truly lucky person because I got to know him and call him my friend. Connie and I are, and will continue to pray that God will somehow give everyone in Donnie’s family some kind of peace knowing that one day, they will be no more hurt and will all be together in perfect peace.

Jenna Taylor and Family
   Posted Sun September 12, 2021
Paula and Family: we are so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. Donnie was pure goodness and it was a blessing to know him. He was a gentle, kind, giving soul. We love you and are keeping you in our hearts and prayers.

Torrie & Josh Gardner
   Posted Sun September 12, 2021
Im so sorry for your loss Paula. May God find peace and comfort for you and the whole family.

Pam and Gene Sisk
   Posted Mon September 13, 2021
Donnie was a great person. We are so sorry. Our hearts hurt for you.

Miriam Smith
   Posted Mon September 13, 2021
So saddened and shocked to learn of Donnie's passing. He was a good, kind, interesting guy and I will always think of him when a logging truck goes by. He's in a better place,
and prayers for his family.

Miriam and Rick Smith

Davey Jones
   Posted Tue September 14, 2021
Hadnt talked to Donnie in awhile but when we did,being cousins we would talk alot.Always happy to see an talk to him.Another Good One gone too soon.Prays for all!

Eva Reeves
   Posted Tue September 14, 2021
So sorry for your great loss. Our prayers are with you all. My husband knew Donnie for many years through the pulpwood business and thought so highly of him. Over the years since my husband passed , I had the privilege to work with Donnie. He will be missed greatly. May your memories bring you peace during this difficult time. Eva Reeves

Mark Houser
   Posted Tue September 14, 2021
Donnie a very humble person and will be missed by all those who knew him. He may have never known but I was full of respect for him and admired him for his Christian beliefs and the Christian way he lived his life.

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