Who is Vernon Wilfrey? Oprah Wilfrey father died at the age of 89. Her billionaire daughter, Oprah confirmed his death. She wrote“Yesterday with family surrounding his bedside I had the sacred honor of witnessing the man responsible for my life, take his last breath,” the media mogul wrote. “We could feel peace enter the room at his passing.”
But who is her father.
Who is Vernon Wilfrey? Oprah Wilfrey father.
Vernon Wilfrey served as a member of Nashville’s Metro City Council for 16 years and was trusted trustee for the Tennessee State University.
Vernon lived with his daughter Oprah when she was between the ages of 7 to 9 years and they pair were living at his father’s home town of Kosciusko, Mississippi.
Her mother had a tough time handling Oprah at a point in time and sent her back to live with Vernon in Nashville.
Vernon, Oprah’s father was said to be strict but encouraging. This made Oprah to concentrate on her education and even became an honors student.
Oprah spoke highly of the decision to live with her father. “If I hadn’t been sent to my father (when I was 14), I would have gone in another direction,” Oprah told the Washington Post in 1986. “I could have made a good criminal. I would have used these same instincts differently.”
Vernon Wilfrey was a coal miner who later turned into a barber. He was also in the Armed forces when little Oprah Wilfrey was born. Verno Wilfrey was born in 1933.
Oprah surprised Vernon her father by throwing him a surprise barbeque in Nashville on the Fourth of July,2022. It was an event which the entrepreneur christened “Vernon Winfrey Appreciation Day.” The barbeque
included a barber chair to honor his father who has long career as a barber. He even operated a shop which he owned in Nashville for nearly 50 years.
Oprah Wilfrey father‘s death
Oprah’s father died at the age of 89. He was surrounded by his family at his death.