Who Is Vernon Presley? All We Know About The King Of Rock And Roll Elvis Presley's Father

Elvis Presley And His Dad Vernon Presley ( Source : Express )

Vernon Presley, popularly known as the father of Elvis Presley, passed away from a heart attack on Tuesday at Baptist Hospital at the age of 63. He had been suffering from cardiac problems for a while.

Vernon stayed by Elvis' side right up until the King's tragically early death at the age of 42. He was a good dad who supported his son in doing anything he wanted with his life.

From teaching him about music to encouraging him on his way to popularity, the father of one the most influential artist in music history had a significant impact on his life.

Vernon Presley Wikipedia Bio: Who Is Elvin Presley's Father?

Vernon Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and he was a laborer before his son attained fame and money as per his bio documented by The Washington Post.

The majority of the Presley family's goods were packed into a 1939 Dodge when they drove to Memphis in 1948. After Elvis 'The King' became a worldwide hit, his dad oversaw his activities at Graceland and accompanied him on tour.

On August 16, 1977, the rock star passed away, and his dad was appointed as the executor of his assets. As the estate's executor, The Senior Presley earned $72,500 a year.

He worked a number of part-time jobs to attempt to make ends meet. He was sentenced to eight months in prison in 1938 for forging a check, and as Elvis started to achieve popularity, Vernon helped to mentor him.

When Elvis was 20 years old, Sun Records handed him a contract, but he was still too young to sign, so his father did it instead.

Who Is Vernon Presley's Wife Gladys Presley? Elvis Presley Mother

Gladys Presley was married to Vernon Presley until her passing away in 1958 at 46. 

Smooth Radio stated that Varnon married Dee, his second spouse, just after two years Elvis' mother died and they settled into a house on the Graceland property.

Besides this, Gladys Love Smith was born on April 25, 1912, in New York. She was a cotton farmer's daughter who met Vernon Presley in the 1930s while attending church.

Elvis' dad was 17 and underage at the time, and she was four years older than her lover. To be married in 1933, they gave false information about their ages.

Gladys soon became pregnant and gave birth to twins on January 8, 1935, but Jesse Garon Presley, the first boy, died during delivery. Elvis Aaron Presley, the second boy, lived.

Vernon Presley Dies At The Age Of 63

Vernon Presley, the father of the iconic rock-and-roll musician Elvis Presley, passed away from a heart condition on June 26, 1979.

Vernon was the third person named as a recipient in Elvis Presley's estate, after his grandma Minnie Mae Presley and daughter Lisa Marie who served as the executor of his son's estate, as per The New York Times.

Although the estate's worth has not been assessed, paperwork presented to the Probate Court in December showed that it had made about $5 million since the legendary musician passed away.

Presley also paid Elvis visits on the sets of his movies and appeared in the Live a Little, Love a Little extras scene. Throughout "The King's" entire existence, the two men were close, and it was obvious that they needed one another's support.

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