John Henry “Johnny” Tesh

  • Birth 13 Aug 1928 White Plains, Surry County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 19 May 1997 Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Pine Ridge, Surry County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 45679860

Johnny was the son of Oscar Jordan Tesh and Daisy Copeland Tesh. He was 68 years, 9 months, and 6 days old.
Services were conducted Thursday May 22, 1997 at 11 am. A graveside service was held at Maple Grove UMC.
Clergy: Rev. Elmo Hiatt and Rev. Claude Haynes.

Mr. Tesh was proceded by four sisters, Ruth Tesh, Pauline Burch, Ida Mae TEsh, and Betty Louise Tesh, (two others as infants), and brother, David Franklin Tesh (WWII in the Phillipines).

He is survived by
Donna and husband, Tommy Sparrow
Sheila and Dale Inman
Cindy Caudle.

Sons and daughter-in-laws
David Wayne and Lola Tesh
Johnny Ray Tesh

Six grandchildren
Ashley Sparrow
Allison Tesh
Abby Caudle
Patricia Tesh
Casey Caudle
Kendra Inman

Sisters and brothers-in-law
Ethel and Calvin Hall
Martha Moorefield
Blanche and Jack Hawks

Brothers and sister-in-law
Moorefield and Rachel Tesh
Ray and Hilda Tesh

Wayne Scott

He is buried beside of his sister Blanche Tesh Hawks in this cemetery but does not have a gravemarker.

Family Members





  • Created by: KJHall
  • Added: 21 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45679860
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry “Johnny” Tesh (13 Aug 1928–19 May 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45679860, citing Maple Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pine Ridge, Surry County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by KJHall (contributor 47003415) .