DATELINE: LINCOLNTON, NORTH CAROLINA
Jerry Harold Tessneer
Jerry Harold Tessneer, 60, of Lincolnton, NC, passed away on October 01, 2018 at his home in Lincolnton, NC. Born in Cleveland County, NC, he was the son of the late Millard Harold Tessneer and Doris Lucille Buff Tessneer and was preceded in death by his brothers, Jimmy and Billy Tessneer. He was also preceded in death by his son, Jerry H. Tessneer II and his daughter, Jerri Caroline Tessneer and special parents, Pop and Mom Baugham. Jerry was a member of the Cleveland County Christian Law Enforcement Officers Association and former president and member of the Region C Law Enforcement Committee and served on the Region C Board. He was a member of the NC Police Executives Association and of the NC Association of Chiefs of Police. Jerry served on the Cleveland Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Board and is a NC Justice Academy certified instructor and former D.A.R.E. instructor. Chief Tessneer was a member of the Kings Mountain Police Department for 26 years and served the community for 14 and 1/2 years as Assistant Chief and for 1 year and 3 months as Chief of Police. Jerry was a loving husband, father and grandfather who always put others needs before his own.
SURVIVORS: Wife: Tammy Helms Tessneer of the home
Son: Ronnie Keith Mayo and wife Betty, Lincolnton, NC
Mother in law: Hazel Helms, Lincolnton, NC
Brothers in law: Terry Helms and Fred A. Helms Jr. of Lincolnton, NC
Sister in law: Mary Hullett, Lincolnton, NC
Special Brothers: Terry and Roger Baugham and Special Sister, Bobbie Martin
FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Penleys Chapel, Kings Mountain, NC with Pastor Melvin Proctor officiating
VISITATION: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harris Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: American Heart Association at 128 S Tryon St. #1588, Charlotte, NC 28202 or the Cleveland/Rutherford Kidney Association at 1017 N Washington St. Shelby, NC 28150
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ARRANGEMENTS: HARRIS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
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