Vernon fell in love with Gladys Love Smith, and they married on June 17, 1933 in Pontotoc county, Mississippi. Elvis, and his stillborn twin brother Jessie were born on the very early morning of January 8, 1935.
Vernon passed away at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis on June 26, 1979 from heart failure. He is buried at Graceland alongside Elvis, and Gladys in the Meditation Garden.
Happy Birthday Vernon!