Oprah Winfrey's dad, Vernon Winfrey, dead at 89 

By Md Anayatullah

Oprah Winfrey's father, Vernon, owned a barbershop in Nashville for 50 years, and was also a city councilman

Vernon Winfrey,  a well-known barber in his community, was born in 1933 and served on the Metro Nashville Council for 16 years.

Vernon Winfrey, Oprah's father and a former Metro Nashville Council member

Oprah Winfrey confirmed her father's death in an Instagram statement, sharing a recent video of Vernon Winfrey at an Independence Day

Vernon was honoured alongside his friends and family by gospel singer Wintley Phipps, who performed a song for him.

Taking to her Instagram handle, she posted the video with a brief caption, which read," Vernon Winfrey 1933-2022

Yesterday with family surrounding his bedside, I had the sacred honor of witnessing the man responsible for my life, take his last breath

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