Vernon Presley

May 5, 2007

      In may 1938 Vernon Presley , Elvis’s father was sent to prison. He had sold a calf to his landlord Orville Bean for about $4 and altered the cheque he received in payment. He served time at the Missisippi State Penatentary at Parchment Farm in Sunflower County Missisippi. Parchment is mentioned in many old blues song as quite a few of the old blues singer spent time there. It’s a high security prison. By all accounts Presley’s father was a man of good character so this was some kind of aberration on his part.

         The First Presleyterian Church of Elvis the Divine is in Dumont , New Jersey. Members are required to face Las Vegas daily and make a pilgrimage to Graceland at least once in their lives. They also belive that children should be forced to praise Elvis daily. There is also a 24 Hour Church of Elvis in Portland , Oregon and the Greater Las Vegas Church of Elvis in Nevada. There are of course Elvis chapels but these are not proper churches. The Elvis is Alive Museum is in Wright City , Missouri. The owner believes that Elvis did not die in 1977 and he also thinks that the woman who married and then divorced Michael Jackson was not in fact Lisa Marie Presley but a double.
    A Finnish academic has recorded two albums of Presley’s songs in Latin and is soon to record “Blue Suede Shoes” in Sumarian , a language of ancient Babylonia which died out 2,000 years ago.

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6 Responses to “Vernon Presley”


  1. Vernon Presley readily admitted what he had done (i.e. alter a check) and he took his “punishment”. He then raised his family and never again committed any “crime”.
    Additionally he made restitution to the man whose check was altered and the man forgave him and lent him enough money to build his own home (which Elvis was born in).
    The true “lesson learned” is that we all make mistakes and the “judgment” should be how we REACT to them.
    Vernon Presley was a “dirt poor” hardworking and honest man. He made a mistake and his life should not be “measured” by this mistake.
    Forgiveness is a sacred bond between men bestowed by God.
    THANK YOU Vernon Presley for the life you lead and in how you raised your son/family.

    Jeff Schrembs
    Elvis Presley Expert & Collector

  2. sillyoldtwit Says:

    Jeff , Thank you for your comments. If ever a man deserved to be robbed it was Orville……$4 dollars for a whole pig !!!!

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