Thomas B. Morgan, Jr.
213 Charlie Edmonds Rd.
Whiteville, TN. 38075
Cell Phone: +1-901-831-1508
I am Tom Morgan Jr. of Memphis, TN. and a life long fan of Elvis
Presley for many reasons. In the early 1950’s my family and I lived
next door to Elvis and his family in the Lauderdale Courts
Apartments on Winchester Street. Elvis attended Humes High School
where he graduated June 3rd, 1953. I too attended Humes
but later graduated form Messick High School in 1959. While
attending Messick, I remember Elvis singing in a musical variety
show at our school, this was in the early years of his career. Our
paths crossed several times during the following years.
In 1976 I went to work at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, as
Adm. Assistant to Sheriff Gene Barksdale. During my service in the
Sheriff’s Department I had the privilege to meet Elvis again and to
be involved in a part of his life that was very important to him.
Elvis was intrigued by law enforcement and had a desire to be more
involved with the "Shelby County Sheriff’s Department" as a "Special
As Adm. Assistant to Sheriff Barksdale, my duties and
responsibilities included the administration of the "Special Deputy
Program". We commissioned Elvis, his father and other security
members as "Special Deputies" within our department. It was an honor
for me to be involved in their being commissioned. We had numerous
other interactions with Elvis and his staff as months went by.
On Aug.15th a Monday evening, I was at Graceland to
deliver a special gift to Elvis for the up coming concert tour,
never dreaming this would be the last time I was to see Elvis alive.
The next day while at my office I received a phone call from Dick
Grob (Chief of Security for Elvis) telling me Elvis was dead! At
Mr.Vernon Presley’s request and with approval from Sheriff Barksdale,
I was the coordinator of security from the Sheriff’s Department at
Graceland for about 10 days. Along with Elvis’ security members and
staff we were responsible for security of the home and grounds
during Elvis’ funeral. Weeks later, again at Mr. Presley’s request,
I assisted in coordinating the move of Elvis’ body back to Graceland
to his final resting place.
Because of my friendship with Elvis and his entourage, I found
myself in a unique position to acquire Elvis memorabilia. Over the
years I have owned just about every kind of Elvis collectible you
can dream of including a jumpsuit, car, clothes, jewelry and
Listed below, for the first time, are just a few "One Of A Kind"
items from my Elvis Collection that are being offered for your
consideration. Only serious collectors should inquire, all offers
will be considered.