Elvis was given emergency leave to visit her, arriving in Memphis on August 12, but she died on August 14, 1958, of heart failure at age 46.
Two years after Elvis’ mother Gladys passed away in 1958, Vernon married his second wife, Dee, and the pair moved into a home together on the Graceland estate.
In 1976, as Elvis’ health began to fail, Vernon fired the “Memphis Mafia,” a group of paid people Elvis kept with him while on tour, as a means of cutting back on “expenses”.
Only a year later, in 1977, Elvis died, and Vernon was named an executor of his will.
Vernon died in 1979, after which his inheritance from his son went to Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis’ daughter.
Published at Sun, 07 Jun 2020 09:24:00 +0000