Father of Orphan Winfrey, Vernon Winfrey, passes away at aged 89

Father of Orphan Winfrey, Vernon Winfrey, passes away at aged 89

Vernon Winfrey was a trustee at Tennessee State University and a member of the Nashville Metro City Council for 16 years.

Father of Oprah Winfrey, Vernon Winfrey at age 89, passed away late Friday in Nashville Tennessee after a battle with cancer, according to a statement from Oprah.

The “Celebration of Vernon Winfrey Appreciation”

Oprah mentioned that she was spending the Fourth of July with him, but what Vernon assumed to be a simple Independence Day barbecue turned out to be a memorial service.

Vernon was surprised with flowers, balloons, a large placard, and some of his favorite people, including his elder sister, Christine, whom he embraced in a teary embrace. During the party, Oprah addressed him, “Thank you for being the sort of parent who has given respect to your life and honor to mine.”

Oprah described the party as a means to offer her father “flowers while he’s still well enough to smell them.”

Wintley Phipps, Oprah’s friend, and gospel singer sang for him during the event. “He FELT the love and relished it till he couldn’t talk,” she wrote.

Vernon Winfrey Date of Birth, Family, and Early life 

Vernon was born on 21 August 1933 in Greenville, Mississippi. Winfrey had previously served in the army and moved to Nashville in 1955, according to Jill Nelson’s 1986 Washington Post profile of him. His family and early life have yet to be explored.

vernon winfrey family

Vernon Winfrey had only one child who is Oprah Winfrey. Her mother’s name is Zelma Winfrey.

Vernon Winfrey Net Worth, How much did he earn? 

Vernon Winfrey’s worth is thought to be $5 million in US dollars.

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He also had a magnificent house and a wonderful collection of cars.

Is Vernon Winfrey married?

Barbara Winfrey married Vernon in 2000.

vernon winfrey ex-wife
Veron’s ex-wife

After more than 10 years of marriage, the couple divorced in 2013.

Which School did Vernon Winfrey go to?

As of yet, no information regarding his educational background is revealed.

Is he available on social media?

Vernon is not available on social media platforms.

The career of Vernon Winfrey

Vernon Winfrey Oprah’s father, it is said, was a businessman and barber. 

He has represented the predominantly black fifth District as an elected member of Nashville’s Metro Council since 1975. His 15,000 supporters have twice offered him their support.

Winfrey allegedly cut hair in his Tennessee barbershop until he was very old. He worked as a barber for more than 50 years. As a result, Vernon was chosen for election into the National Barber Museum’s Hall of Fame and has since joined the organization.

Vernon Winfrey’s Body type Height, Weight

HeightIn feet and inches: 5’ 10’’  
In Centimeter: 177 cm
Meter: 1.77 m
WeightIn Kg: 70 kg
In Pound: 154 lbs
Hair colorBald
Body typeFit
 Sexual orientationStraight
Eye ColorBlack

Interesting facts about Vernon Winfrey’s which you should know

NationalityAmerican
EthnicityN / A
Zodiac signN / A
Age89 years old
Relationship statusDivorced
PartnerBarbara Winfrey (Ex) Zelma Winfery

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