September 4, 1947 ~ May 4, 2022

Resided in: Atlanta, MI

David Bernard Tesner went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at his residence in Atlanta, Michigan.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Tesner; 5 children, Crystal Ray, David Tesner (Dawn), Lisa Keever (Brad), James Tesner (Sara) and Charles Tesner (Amy); 7 grandchildren, Bradley, Kimberly, Brandon, Andrea, Olivia, Amanda and Scotty; and 4 great-grandchildren, Jocee, Elizabeth, Matthew and Cooper.

Graveside services will be held on May 12 at 1:00 p.m. at White Rock Baptist Church in Candler, NC. The Rev. Brad Parker will officiate.


Graveside Service: May 12, 2022 1:00 pm

White Rock Baptist Church
Pisgah Highway, NC 151
Candler, NC 28715


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Crystal, Charles, Amy & Olivia and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love Donna Trantham & Kelsi Miller

  2. We are so sorry for your loss! The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, please let us know!
    The Bailey’s

  3. Our deepest condolences for your loss. May your family find peace and comfort in one another during this difficult time.

  4. We have only known Bernard for the past six years but he has left a special place in our hearts. His kindness and generosity stand out most about him; always ready to help others and gift them with his garden produce. He loved to talk about his life experiences as a lumberjack which always held our attention! He loved his family always talking about them and especially Nancy, who was the love of his life. We will miss him greatly and will always keep him in our prayers. Our sincere condolences to his family. Our Love, Phil & Jackie Hertzfeld

  5. We will always have special memories of our visits with Bernard and Nancy while spending time at our parents up north. Being an identical twin, it impressed me that Bernard always knew which one I was when we would stop over for a visit! Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this difficult season of change. May Bernard rest in God’s peace.

  6. I will sadly miss Bernard and the times spent chatting with him on the front porch or in the kitchen. He was a man of many words and was knowledgeable in so many areas! Quite impressive. He was always so welcoming and kind. And as my sister said above, he was amazing when it came to telling us twins apart, even from a distance. My deepest condolences and prayers to Nancy and the family.

  7. Dear Nancy and Family,
    We will miss Bernard and all of his garden advice. Nancy and Bernard have been true and loyal friends. They had that Southern hospitality that always made you feel welcome. We will be looking forward to seeing the family again.

  8. Dear Nancy and Family, We will truly miss Bernard and all of his gardening advice. We will also miss his Southern Hospitality. Over the years we have learned what wonderful loyal and true friends they have become. We will look forward to seeing the family again. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Lu and Danny

  9. Hey Aunt Nancy, Crystal, David, Lisa, Charles and James and their families. Teresa and I are so sorry for Uncle ‘Nards passing. We know he is in a much better place. I was so hoping to be there in person for the service but my schedule wouldn’t allow it. I will be watching with mom and Leach. We will be praying for peace and comfort during this time. Love you all.


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