Vernon Presley was the father and manager of the legendary American singer Elvis Presley. He was born into a poor farming family in Fulton and when he was old enough, he started doing various odd jobs in order to make ends meet. Vernon decided to start driving a truck for a local grocery store to support his wife Gladys Presley and his new son Elvis Presley. Later, he became a deacon at a local church. Vernon was a complete family man who dedicated himself to providing a wholesome atmosphere for his son and wife. He was the one who encouraged his son to pursue a career in singing. His solid support for his son’s signing talent soon paid off when Elvis released his first independent record. Elvis became a superstar overnight, and his father’s unending encouragement helped him rise further. While Vernon decided to stay behind the scenes when his son became successful, he managed his overall career from his estate in Graceland. He was also responsible for Elvis’s finances and often accompanied him on his tours and events. Throughout their lives, the duo was inseparable. Following Elvis’s early death, Vernon took over the role of his executor. Unfortunately, he died shortly afterwards, leaving behind a pleasant joint legacy with Elvis.