Vernon ran the business side of Graceland for Elvis, with his office being located behind the mansion to this day.
Danny Smith, the son of The King’s cousin Billy, who grew up at Graceland with Lisa Marie remembered: “[Vernon] was a lot like Elvis. He had a great sense of humour, however, he was in my opinion a little different from Elvis.
“He was more on the business side. I’m sure it was a stress and struggle but also kind of funny at times as a kid.
“I’ll tell you one time he had cut back on the golf carts and us riding as far as he narrowed it down to just us having one golf cart and all of us riding on that.”