Vernon Winfrey

Vernon Winfrey, age 89, of Nashville, TN, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2022. He is preceded in death by his wife Zelma Winfrey and survived by his daughter, Oprah Winfrey, and son, Thomas Walker.  Vernon opened Winfrey’s Barber Shop, in East Nashville in 1965. Vernon was an active member in the community. From 1975-1991, he served on the Nashville Metropolitan Council as a Councilman representing the 5th district. He served on the Board of Trustees for Tennessee State University and Tennessee State Barber Board. Vernon was a charter member of Faith United Missionary Baptist Church and a deacon for 45 years. In 2016, Vernon was inducted into the National Barber Hall of Fame and honored for his 56 years as a master barber.