Thursday, August 16, 2012

TODAY is the 35th Anniversary of Elvis' Death

Born: January 8, 1935- TUPELO, MS
Died: August 16, 1977- MEMPHIS, TN

Following is the wording of Elvis' epitaph as seen on his tombstone.
Written by Janelle McComb, commissioned and directed
by Elvis' father Vernon Presley: 


January 8, 1935
August 16, 1977

Son of
Vernon Elvis Presley
and Gladys Love Presley

Father of
Lisa Marie Presley

He was a precious gift from God
We cherished and loved dearly.

He had a God-given talent that he shared
With the world. And without a doubt,
He became most widely acclaimed;
Capturing the hearts of young and old alike.

He was admired not only as an entertainer,
But as the great humanitarian that he was;
For his generosity, and his kind feelings
For his fellow man.

He revolutionized the field of music and
Received its highest awards.

He became a living legend in his own time;
Earning the respect and love of millions.

God saw that he needed some rest and
Called him home to be with Him.

We miss you, Son and Daddy. I thank god
That He gave us you as our son.

                                                                  By: Vernon Presley
 Meditation Garden -Graceland - Memphis, Tennessee.


1 comment:

  1. OMG, I just found your site and love it. I have loved and adored Elvis since I was 9 years old. I live in Kenner, on the outskirts of New Orleans, so we're not too far from each other. I certainly hope to see more Elvis postings on your site. Please keep me in mind and advise when something new is being done. Would love to talk with you someday. My e-mail is: