Simon H. Vega was born on October 8, 1935, and died on May 12, 2017.
He was a high school teacher.
Vega became a personal friend of singer Elvis Presley while the two served together in the United States Army in Germany from 1958–1960.
During 1993, he turned his house into a museum called “Little Graceland” located in his native Los Fresnos in Cameron County north of Brownsville, Texas.
His house “Little Graceland” is loosely patterned on Presley’s mansion, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Simon Vega passed away at 81 years old.