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.