Charlie Hodge, age 71, of Sevierville, Tenn., died Friday, March 3, 2006, at Fort Sanders Regional in Knoxville, Tenn. He was born and raised in Decatur.
Charlie’s love of music and comedy led him to a long career of singing with quartets, one of the first included Bill Gaither and Charlie’s own quartet, The Foggy River Boys.
Charlie entered the Army with Elvis Presley and they became good friends. He worked for Elvis and lived in Graceland for 17 years. After Elvis’ death, Charlie continued to perform in shows dedicated to Elvis’ memory. For the past 15 years, Charlie performed at Memories Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and also traveled the world sharing Elvis stories speaking and performing.
Christmas card from Debra Paget and her husband Elroy
NANCY ROOK AUTOGRAPH BOOK. COOK AT GRACELAND FROM 1967 TO AFTER MR. ELVIS'S DEATH
I GOT TO KNOW JULIE THE LAST YEAR OF HER LIFE. SHE WAS WONDERFUL TO TALK TO. A GREAT LADY.
Interesting to see that the fans in the states were worried that Elvis would not return to America after his time in the Army.
SUE ANN LANGDON