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Subject: ARCHIVE: June 26, 1979 ~It was 40 years ago today, Elvis Presley's daddy Vernon Presley, who as executor and trustee managed his famous son's personal, non-career business affairs, died just 2 years after Elvis' OD. Vernon was only 63. ...


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Date Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 10:50:15am


Vernon Presley
(April 10, 1919 - June 26, 1979)


Vernon Elvis Presley was the father of rock-n-roll music icon Elvis Presley. He was born in Fulton, Mississippi, the oldest of 5 children. Vernon's parents were Jessie D. McClowell Presley and Minnie Mae Hood Presley. He liked music and had a good singing voice. He also enjoyed working on cars.

...He met Gladys Love Smith in Tupelo, Mississippi. They were married on June 17, 1933 in Verona, Lee County, Mississippi. Vernon was often unemployed and worked as a milkman, carpenter, farm hand and truck driver. The family rented a house on the edge of Shakerag, an area of Tupelo. In 1948 the Presley's moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Gladys died in 1958 and Vernon remarried to Davada "Dee" Stanley, a nurse in Huntsville, Alabama, in June 1960.

...They later divorced, just months after son Elvis's death. When Elvis died at Graceland on August 16, 1977, his will appointed Vernon, who had long handled Elvis' personal, non-career business affairs, as executor and trustee. Vernon died of cardiac arrest Tuesday, June 26, 1979, at Memphis' Baptist Hospital. Survived by his mother Pearl, brother, three sisters, and one granddaughter Lisa Marie. He was 63. ...


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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2451/vernon-elvis-presley
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1979/06/27/vernon-presley-63-dies-executor-of-elvis-estate/a28f8943-e64e-40a6-bb0d-3abb69a2bc92/?utm_term=.61b6594129b6

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And Vernon was outlived by HIS mother!Minnie Mae Presley died on May 8, 1980, at 89Wednesday, June 26, 12:25:51pm
Exactly two years to the date (NT)after Elvis' last show, in IndianapolisWednesday, June 26, 01:41:50pm


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