Dr. Lester Hofman, Elvis' dentist, died Tuesday, 10 January, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. The last stop away from Graceland that Elvis Presley made on that night of August 15-16, 1977, was to Dr. Hofman's office to have his teeth cleaned and a cavity filled. He was accompanied by Ginger Alden. Hofman and his lovely wife, Sterling, were close friends to Elvis, who gave each of them a new car.
On one trip to Graceland, Dr. Hofman saw an organ in the house and told Elvis he admired the instrument. Before the evening was over, Elvis had packed the organ in a pickup truck and, when Dr. Hofman returned home in the wee hours, the truck followed and the organ was installed in his living room.
Dr. Lester Hofman will be buried today at Baron Hirsch Cemetery in Memphis.
(Thanks to Timothy Wilger for the photo).