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Vernon Elvis Presley
Birth: Apr. 10, 1916
Death: Jun. 26, 1979

Father of 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 Ponotoc 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. 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 heart failure. (bio by: Jane Stacy Eubanks) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jesse D. McClowell Presley (1896 - 1973)
  Minnie Mae Presley (1890 - 1980)
 
 Spouses:
  Gladys Love Smith Presley (1912 - 1958)
  Davada Mae Elliot Presley (1925 - 2013)*
 
 Children:
  Elvis Aaron Presley (1935 - 1977)*
  Jessie Garon Presley (1935 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  Vester Presley (1914 - 1997)*
  Vernon Elvis Presley (1916 - 1979)
  Delta Mae Presley Biggs (1919 - 1993)*
  Gladys Erlene Presley Dowling (1923 - 1985)*
  Nashval Lorene Presley Pritchett (1925 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Graceland Mansion Estates
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2451
Vernon Elvis Presley
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