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George Klein

Birth Date: October 8, 1935
Death Date: February 5, 2019

George Klein, 83, passed away February 5, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Dara Patterson Klein, who shared 31 years together.  His visitation will be held Sunday, February 10 from 11 a.m. until his service begins at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery with interment to immediately follow.

George Klein was born in Memphis, TN on October 8, 1935. He is a recognized name in Memphis as an American disc jockey and television host. He graduated from Humes High School in North Memphis as president of his senior class and went on to receive a marketing degree from Memphis State University. During his school years he acted as a “groupie” at Sam Phillips’s Sun Studio. George met Elvis Presley in the eighth grade at Humes High School, and they remained friends until Presley’s death in 1977. Elvis served as best man in Klein’s wedding and Klein served as a groomsman in Elvis’ wedding. He later served as one the pallbearers that laid his close friend to rest.

George Klein was selected by Priscilla Presley to accept Elvis’ award into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He was the producer and host of the nationally syndicated TV special “Elvis Memories.” In the actin world he appeared in eight of Elvis’ movies as well as Route 66. He had a long and successful career as a Memphis radio DJ and TV personality, hitting the airwaves in 1957 and hosted the award-winning Channel 13 “Talent Party” TV show for 12 years. He also was a member of the famed Memphis Mafia, consisting of Elvis Presley’s closest friends and associates, and appeared in cameo roles in eight of Presley’s movies. In his later years, Klein hosted the George Klein Show live broadcast from Graceland every Friday from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. CST (Elvis Time) on SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio.  He was also the host of Memphis Sounds daily broadcast on WYPL – TV and hosted the George Klein Original Elvis Hour for 31 years on WMC – 79 AM.  George also wrote two books, the first, Elvis Presley: A Family Album, was published in 2007, by Little, Brown and Company, an imprint of Hachette Book Group and the second, Elvis: My Best Man: Radio Days, Rock ‘n’ Roll Nights. The book Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley, was co-written with Chuck Crisafulli and published in 2011, by Three Rivers Press.  Yet amidst all his commitments, he found time to originate and produce the Mile of Dimes and Goodfellow’s Christmas Charity Show for 40 years. He was the TV host of Memphis March of Dimes Television. He was also creator of the Muscular Dystrophy “Bong Show.”

He earlier recorded two records on the Sun Labe and co-write with Mark James, Ronnie Milsap’s first chart record – “Lovin’ You is a Natural Thing.” For sixteen years he served as deejay, TV Host, program director and public relations director for WHBQ radio and TV. He served on the Memphis Music Board of Directors and received the Award of the Year. Klein also worked at WLVS (names for Elvis) as a deejay. Finally, he was selected by Billboard Magazine as Memphis’ No. 1 Disc Jockey. In 1988, George rejoined WHBQ. He received the Spirit of Memphis Award in 1999 from the Convention and Tourist Bureau. In 2000, he was awarded the Telly Award for Best Cable Interview with Scotty Moore. Mayor Willie Herenton proclaimed September 26, 2006 as “George Klein Day” and awarded him the Key to the City (as he had been awarded by three previous mayors). In 2013, George Klein was inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame and in 2018, he was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, which Priscilla Presley personally presented him with his award.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 767-8930. “Celebrating Life… Behind the Stone Wall”.

February 10, 2019
11:00 am
- 2:00 pm
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery
5668 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38119
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February 10, 2019
2:00 pm
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5668 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38119
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  1. Me. George Klein

    Written by: Delbert Shirley

    So many things to say, not enough space. Thanks for everything Mr. Klein. You will be greatly missed and there’s a void left in Memphis.

  2. My condolences go out to Mrs.Klein in the passing of GK. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to George on several occasions in the plaza by his radio booth.He was so personable and made Elvis come to life with all his stories of their time together.I’m gonna miss the “we’re gonna put the Memphis sound back in your town”God bless George and Elvis as they are once again together again.

  3. RIP George

    Written by: Stefan Koegel

    Hi George.
    It was nice to met you 3 years ago in front of your radio station next to graceland.
    So, RIP in peace.
    Greetings from Germany


  4. GK–the Jeeker,
    RIP–the Memphis Music Encyclopedia Man!! Enjoyed listening to all of your shows over the years!!
    LOVE YA MADLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Boy, do you & Elvis have a lot of catching up to do!!!!

  5. Heather and jeff

    Written by: Heather foster

    You interviewed me and my hubby in 2004 eve of flying out to vegas next day to get married and dedicated and played viva las vegas for us. Cherished memories. Rest in peace Mr George Klein xx

  6. losing someone we love is never easy, but the Bible gives us hope that we can see our loved ones again. And at that time death will be no more, revelation 21:3-5, this is a promise from Jehovah God. John 5:28,29..I hope these scriptures help the family. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  7. Rest well

    Written by: Maxine Graybill

    Sincere sympathies to the Klein family, friends and the host of Elvis fans in the passing of George (GK).
    It’s been said that a man is judged by the words he speaks, the friends he keeps and the respect he shows to others. Seems like George fits perfectly into all those catogories.
    As sad as this world will be without George, so much happier is Heaven now that he is there.
    Rest well..

  8. REST IN PEACE GK! You will be missed by so many, especially in the Elvis World. Loved listening to your radio show and all your stories. You were always kind to fans and you were such a good friend to Elvis. God speed!

  9. RIP GK

    Written by: art caldwell

    Rest in Peace Dear George!
    you were a wonderful friend and inspiration to many who have crossed your path!!

  10. Love and prayers

    Written by: Janice Harder

    You will be missed thank you for all you did for everyone say hi to Elvis prayers to your wife and family prayers from Canada

  11. May you Rest In Peace. You were always so gracious with your time and words to the many fans of Elvis AND yours. You emulated the true meaning of the friendship you shared and this world is left a little less brighter without your presence. Until we meet again.

  12. Dwyer Family friend always

    Written by: Lt. John T. Dwyer (MPD-Ret.)

    “George”, as he asked all of us to call him, was a loyal and faithful friend to the Dwyer Family always. No matter where we were or what he was doing, he always took the time to ask how this one or that one in our family was doing. In parting, he would call out a name of a family member and ask to give his best.
    Cousin Tim, Judge Tim J. Dwyer, formed a garage band back in the late 60’s. It was George who asked him to cut a tape at old Sonic Recording Studio and get it to him. Next thing you know Tim’s band “The Katacomb”, was on Channel 13 Talent Party with George and crew!
    We thought the stars had fallen on us from heaven!

    George was later instrumental in putting together the 1969 Teenage Pop Fair Expo, at the Mid-South Coliseum. A battle of the garage bands in a very real sense. Wonderful memories.

    Whenever any of us called in a request to WHBQ radio during George’s segment, we always got straight through and George loved to hear how we were doing in school, work, play, or otherwise.

    When my Uncle Dempsey passed away, George made it a point to memorialize him for a second on his show. When my Dad passed, George was one of the first to call and offer condolences. When Tim later ran, and was elected, to Division 8 as the youngest elected Judge. George was one of the first to offer congratulations and to offer that he had every confidence that Tim would do well, without a doubt.

    In conclusion, I can truly say George was a very remarkable and caring man who literally bent over backwards to help anyone the best he could. Memphis has lost not only an icon, but a shining example of how God wants us all to be. A kind, compassionate, and friend to everybody. No races, no colors, no creeds, no economic status; just a decent man who recognized that people have a larger and greater purpose in this life. He demonstrated this time and again treating everyone with courtesy and respect just because he recognized they were human, just like he was himself.


  14. So very sorry to the family of GK. He wasn’t just Elvis’s friend. He was much more than that. As an Elvis fan, I appreciate him sharing his stories with us. I appreciate him continuing Elvis’ legacy. I never had the opportunity to meet him but loved listening to him on Elvis radio. He will be dearly missed.

  15. George Klein

    Written by: Doc Livingston

    We will All Miss You George…ALot Of Us Grew Up With You On WHBQ..I Remember Years Ago We Signed A Huge Getwell Card For Elvis At WHBQ on Highland..It Was laid out on the Front Lawn…We Tried To Enter It into Guinness Book Of Records As The Most Signatures On A Get Well Card…Man The Memories We Have …Rest In Peace G.K. Tell The Guys We Said Hello…TCB…..Someone To Love ,Something To Do ,Something To Look Forward To…E.A.P.

  16. George Klein Thank you for sharing a big part of you with the world and the legacy you shared as well. Thank you for the shared memories. You were the legendary star in your own right that warmed the hearts of many with your kindness and bright smile you shared with everyone you crossed paths with in your daily life. You will always be in the hearts of those that you touched with your kind words and those that knew of you from afar. You and I unfortunately didn’t get the opportunity to meet here on Earth. I’m sure we will meet in Heaven one day. You are with Elvis and all those that passed before you I’m sure the reunion will be a remarkable one. God Bless George, rest in peace. <3
    A Canadian fan/friend,
    Marie Cherry

  17. George, you are loved by your dearest friend and so many others.

    Written by: Linda Hood Sigmon

    We know that your soul has been blessed into the light of God’s love. You will be remembered and missed by your dearest friend.

  18. GK we love you. Hope to see you one day.

    Written by: Robert Gartside

    GK you brought a lot of joy too a lot of people in this world. You will be seriously missed. Give Elvis Lumar Red and Sonny a hug for me. God Bless You !

  19. Thank you, Dara

    Written by: Thomas & Mary Garman

    Dear Dara,
    We send our deepest sympathy to you as we share your grief in the loss of George. He was a very kind man and was always accessible to Elvis fans over the years. Thank you for sharing your husband with us. We will continue to keep you in our prayers, thoughts and hearts. He will be sorely missed. We enjoyed so much the stories George shared over the radio about your puppies and the way that you would decorate your home for different holidays. We pray that the Lord will watch over you and keep you close especially during this time. We grieve but we celebrate a life well lived.

  20. In Memorium to George Klein, Of Blessed Memory

    Written by: Barbara L. Rothschild

    Rest in eternal peace, in Gan Eden. Once again, you will be together with your childhood friend, Elvis. Your Jewish spirit made you reach out to the poor boy that Elvis was, and treat him like a brother. He was mocked by others, but you, the “mensch” that you were, saw the true beauty of his soul. He could never forget the kindness and acceptance you gave him. On behalf of the entire world, we all thank you and Elvis for the many kindnesses and the philanthropy that you gave to those who were in need. May G-d grant you His eternal love and rest, as you enter Paradise, to reunite with all your loved ones who has passed before.

  21. So sad with the passing of GK. Loved listening to him on Fridays on Elvis radio. Met him 3 times, and he was gracious every time. Memphis has lost an icon. I am sure he and Elvis are having a great reunion in heaven. Rest in peace GK. You will be missed.

  22. A Great Man

    Written by: James Churilla

    George Klein is the definition of what a true and loyal friend should be as he was just that to his best friend Elvis. I am proud to say that I had the opportunity to meet him and both times he was just great and I will always remember him as will so many others who’s lives he touched. My condolences to his immediate family, friends, and fans. Everyone should be so fortunate to live the life he lived. God Bless.

  23. Rest in peace, my friend

    Written by: Van Calck steven (From Belgium)

    Rest in peace, my friend. I met you the first time in Bad Nauheim (Germany).
    A short time later we met again in Memphis .
    You will stay forever in my heart and my thoughts .
    Rest in peace

  24. George Klein

    Written by: Michael Schiemann, Germany

    George, you were a great person! We thank you so much for your loyalty to Elvis Presley! I am grateful to have met you! We will miss you very much!


    Written by: Teresa Grimsley

    I will miss you so much , thank you for all the stories, but even more you were a wonderful friend to Elvis, there wasn’t one better than you . Rest in Peace George , Memphis will miss you , Thank you for TCB .

  26. I was so shocked to hear of his passing. For years I’ve listened to GK and Jim every Friday afternoon. I loved hearing his voice and listening to all the wonderful stories and memories he had growing up and being such great friends of Elvis. It seems so many of his friends are all leaving us and joining Elvis in Heaven. I’ll miss your voice and the wonderful stories. You made me and so many others feel like you were our personal friend as well. Always wanted to meet you but I never got the chance. Rest in peace Mr Klein.

  27. Thank you for being a loyal friend to Elvis

    Written by: Deanne Ward

    Dear George, thank you for remaining loyal to Elvis until your very last breath! You are now reunited with your beloved friend, may you rest well together xx

  28. Just want to say Rest In Peace Mr. Kline, I Hate it that so many Greats are passing away but I know Elvis is one Happy Man to see his friends.. Heaven is Singing Tonight..

  29. George Klein

    Written by: Reba Brooks

    RIP George; You served Memphis well as well as your dear friend, Elvis. I know without a shadow of a doubt that a Happy Reunion with not only your parents, grandparents, etc but an equally Happy Reunion will shine forth with Elvis; Marty Lacker, Red West, Sonny West, Lamar Fike (Elvis’ original bodyguards or commonly called the Memphis Mafia); John Wilkinson, Elvis rhythm guitarist, and many other friends and family. I can just hear Christ at those Pearly Gates say to you, “Well DONE thy good and faithful servant……”

    May God Bless You and Keep you and other LOVED ONES mentioned above in His care UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.

  30. GK /Elvis friends forever

    Written by: Amy Cockrell

    GK will be missed , loved hearing the Elvis stories and listening to you on the radio. RIP and condolences to your family. Fan for always.

  31. Radio Listener

    Written by: Frank Ingram, Jr.

    George Klein gifted us with great Friday afternoons for 15 years. Friday afternoons will never be the same. We will miss GK greatly.

  32. George, what an awesome person you were! I so much enjoyed listening to you every Friday on Elvis radio. You always had nothing but good to say about everyone. May you rest in peace. Your legacy will live on.

  33. Sadly missed

    Written by: Linda L. Johnson

    I want to thank George for all he did to help keep Elvis memory alive. He was a wonderful friend to Elvis and all of his fans. A lot of history goes with him but I’m so thankful for what memories he left with us and the world. You will be deeply missed. Love and prayers to all of his family and close friends.

  34. Thank you George for being a true friend to not only Elvis but to the entire Presley Family!! Thank you for sharing your precious memories with us!! We will never forget you!!

  35. God bless you sir. Thank you for being “the keeper of the music” and for sharing all your memories and love for your friend Elvis with all of us. I pray that you are now reunited with Elvis and all loved ones you have missed for so long. May you rest peacefully in God’s love.

  36. Rest in Peace

    Written by: Frankco Higdon

    Loved listening to you.on the Sirius Radio each Friday afternoon. You was a blessing to hear you. You was great friend to Elvis. I will miss you.

  37. Friends Forever...Janine

    Written by: Janine Strausser

    You ARE and will ALWAYS BE a Memphis Icon. You gave time to
    others through so many charities
    and was Always there to help others.
    This is Exactly the Man Our Lord
    would have wanted you to be!
    HE has opened the Gates of Heaven
    for you to enjoy the Everlasting Life
    you certained earned here on Earth.
    May you Rest In Peace… and Let
    Perpetual Light Shine Upon You
    FOREVER and EVER…✝️

  38. A Wonderful Soul

    Written by: Theresa M Clarke-Alvarez

    Met George Klein many times in Memphis for had a Godmother worked as staff in Graceland years ago and always saw him during events with her. Such a nice nice man. He will be greatly missed.

  39. RIP George I had the honour of meeting you so many times over the years. Such a kind, caring & loving man. It is no wonder why Elvis loved you so much. You will be missed by everyone who ever had the opportunity of meeting you & speaking to you. Gone but will always be in our hearts. Special thoughts & prayers are being sent to his beautiful wife, his family & friends.
    Debbie Pye Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  40. Fan

    Written by: Kristen

    George – amazing man ! You Ben missed ! Amazing family man to Elvis and Fan !
    RIP – You & Elvis together once again!!

  41. Thank you for your love for music sharing music story’s your gift on radio was amazing still can hear your voice Rip ♥️🙏✨😇⚡️

  42. What a great man he was and will always be! I hope you and Elvis are together again! Every time I go to Graceland I’ll think of you ❤️

  43. You will be missed

    Written by: Susan Sisk

    I will true miss hearing all your great stories. Now I know you and Elvis are having a big time reunited again. RIP GK

  44. Prayers and Peace to Dara in her loss. George meant so much to so many. He was always willing to help anyone in their time of need.

    Donna & boys (Michael and Shawn Davis)

  45. GK friend of Elvis and his fans

    Written by: Mary Adams

    I had the pleasure of meeting George Klein at Alfred’s some years ago. He was kind, patient, and gracious. We were in the same gift shop across from Graceland a few years later. Again, he shook my hand and talked with me. In my opinion he was Elvis’s oldest and most loyal friend. He will be missed by many. My condolences.

  46. George Klein

    Written by: Tom and Sandy Samson

    Enjoyed all of his stories every Friday, feel blessed to have met him the weekend of the opening of the Guest House. What a guy what a life what a friend to Elvis. RIP GK

  47. I first met George many years ago at Horseshoe Casino. We have spoke many times over the past 40 years. He was always willing to take the time to stop and pass a few words whether it be at one of his many events or running around outside of Sirius Radio across from Graceland. He was one of a kind – a Memphis Icon and my heart goes out to his family, close friends and the entire Memphis community that knew him well. While I am not a close friend, we were close in our love for Elvis. He was one of the few people that gave of his time and resources to keep Elvis’ memory and legacy alive in the best way possible – never expecting anything in return. You were a true friend to Elvis – and his fans will be forever grateful for all you’ve done. We will truly miss you George.

  48. What a blessed life well lived. Thank you for your time and kindness on the day I ran into you. Rest in eternal peace with our Lord and Savior Jesus! You’ll always be the Geeker in my speaker! Brenda

  49. We are going to miss you GK , and I will never forget what you did for me and my family you paid for all of our dinners and give us tickets to the show and said well ELVIS would have done the same thing , then he called me and my cousin , the guys from HOT ATLANTA . R.I.P. my friend until we meet again and hey by the way will you tell big E I said hey !!!

  50. You will missed so much. WE all enjoyed all your stories with you and Elvis and even the personal stories you told about yourself. My bother and I (Ernie Poublon) listened to you everyday Ernie even wrote to you as often as he could and George Klein even read his letters on Fridays. Ernie got another promotion the last year and it was impossible for for him to write to Mr. Klein. You will be reunited with your best friend Elvis. You have no “idea how much the world will mourn your lost”. RIP George Klein, “we love you”.

  51. RIP George

    Written by: Gail

    There’s going to be good rockin in heaven~! THX George just for being who you were. You will be missed. You are in a better place now. God Bless your family.

  52. Fan

    Written by: Sandra B.

    So very sad for all of us that grew to know & love George through radio, TV & Elvis movies. Praying God’s strength for family & friends.

  53. George’s velvet vocals were recognized world wide by every Elvis fan. He is one of the last pioneers of rock and roll radio. Many thanks for all you’ve done, not only for Elvis, but for the music world. It was a pleasure meeting you. There are a lot of people that are sad and who will miss you because of your talent and the kindness you shared with all. My deepest sympathy to Dara, Big Jim, Argo, Doc, Jerry, and the rest of GK’s extended family. Rest in peace DJ uh GK!

  54. I grew up watching George host the TV show, Talent Party each Saturday evening followed by Fantastic Features on Channel 13. My prayers and condolences to the Klein family. George will always be a Memphis legend.

  55. I am happy to meet you in Memphis und Tunica and some places arround the world. Rest in Peace….I follow you some day, Eva from Germany in Berlin

  56. Thankful for GK’s wonderful life

    Written by: Chris S.

    George Klein, being interviewed after the Funeral of Elvis Presley, said, through his own tears, “he gave me that ring, the watch, the bracelet. He gave me everything I ever had, but the best thing he ever gave me was his friendship.” That says something special about GK. I never knew him personally, but I have been a fan and regular listener for years. He was clearly a kind, loving, loyal, fun, articulate, entertaining, cool and talented man. I will miss hearing him live on the radio, but I’m thankful there are so many recorded shows we can enjoy for years to come. My sincere condolences to his wife, family and friends. You have all been in my prayers. Godspeed, GK.

  57. Eternal Rest

    Written by: Karl Olsen

    My sincerest condolences to Mrs. Klein and the Klein family. May George find eternal rest and peace with the Lord. He’ll always be the only Geeker in my speaker.

  58. RIP

    Written by: Diane Waite

    Thank you for taking time out of your life to share yourself and your stories with the world. The stories you told were priceless.
    My condolences to the Klein Family and all of your friends as well.
    You will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. RIP Mr. Klein.

  59. Mr.Klein,May God Bless You.I met you about 4 times and you were always nice to all of us Elvis fans.My Prayers Go With Your Family. Thank You For Being Part Of Elvis’s Life And Great To All Us Fans.,Larry Carriere Of Texas.

  60. Memphis very own Beloved Radio DJ Icon!

    Written by: Lorrie Mollicone

    Thank you for always being so sweet and kind to myself and family .You will be very missed.
    I can only imagine heaven with George and ELVIS and the rest of the guys .. my sincere thoughts and prayers are with his family.
    George Klein beloved Memphis DJ Icon !


    Written by: Dianna Freeland

    R.I.P. Mr George Klein, You were a Special Gift to All of Us Elvis Fans, Your Fans. There will never be anyone able to replace The Geeker In The Speaker. To Your Family there are no words to stop your Heart from breaking 💔 no way to stop your tears pouring down like falling rain. It takes time for Everyone to sweep up the dust and put love away after the Morn of Your Loved Ones Death. A Task I Shall Never Want to have to do again Myself. May Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all at this time of loss. Knowing that Your Loved One is now Absent From the Body , Present With Our Lord Jesus. Amen.

  62. Marie Vasquez

    Written by: Marie Vasquez

    REST in Peace George. You will be sorely missed. My friends and I met you and took pictures with you in the 1980’s at Graceland. You were a wonderful man and entertainer. You will now be joined with your close friend Elvis. May you both Rest In Peace. Loveouforever. ❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏

  63. My condolences

    Written by: Diana Rubinstein

    Mr George Klein I was so sad to hear of your passing. Just want to thank you for sharing all your memories and stories of being around Elvis. I know that Elvis and jordanairs are up in heaven to greet you. R.i.p.

  64. Fan

    Written by: Kevin Hall

    Loved your stories over the years you certainly was a great friend to Elvis. God Bless you and the Klein Family, RIP🙏

  65. GK what a gift.

    Written by: Samira Lopez

    What an amazing historian and story Teller. He was an angel for all of us. I would listen to his story’s from my car. No matter what type of day I was ya I g he would cheer me up with his great memory and stories he would share. Every time I heard his voice hosting , I knew it was going to be good. Sometimes I would stay in the car u til the show was done even if I got to my destination: I would listen to the whole thing. He was a reason I was going to take my next trip to Graceland to meet him. Thankful for his work and care to share with many. May he Rest In Peace until reunited with our Heavenly Father. Godbless George Klein aka GK.

  66. Rest In Peace

    Written by: Glenn Pavan - Lake Mary, FL

    I was very sad when I read about your passing. I first discovered you on Sirius satellite radio 15 years ago and your amazing stories and interviews turned me from a casual Elvis fan to an Elvis fanatic. However, you were way more than just Elvis’s friend. You were a Memphis legend. We had a chance to meet several years ago outside of Graceland plaza and you spent a few minutes chatting with me. You were just as friendly in person as you were on the radio. Thank you for the stories and memories. My heart and thoughts go out to your family.


    Written by: SYLVIA COLLEY

    You will be dearly missed George, you were a valued friend to Elvis, who loved you. Play lots of your great music together now. R.I.P.👑💝

  68. My sweet GK aka GQ

    Written by: Joanne Davis Webb

    You were so kind, charismatic and intelligent. Words cannot describe how greatly you will be missed but you will remain in my heart forever.
    Much love,
    Joanne Davis Webb

  69. Great guy, missing your voice already!

    Written by: The Terry Family -Arlington TX

    You will be missed George. Really enjoyed getting to know you through your radio shows and your book. Rest in Peace Sir.

  70. Gentle Soul

    Written by: Christina Younger

    Waited on you years ago at Horseshoe always a very nice pleasant gentleman. Rest Easy!

  71. Have a save journey ⚡️
    I realy Loved to listen to your stories on Elvis radio station. I hope you shall met Elvis and are able to tell him how he is still loved by so many. Thanks for being his Friend. 😘
    Prayers for all your family and friends.

  72. George Klein
    Thank you for all the wonderful stories that you told about Elvis. I loved listening to you on Elvis radio. Rest In Peace.

  73. George Klein

    Written by: Mary Lou Masi

    Rest in peace George and may God bless you. You will ow be in Heaven with Elvis!

  74. Fan

    Written by: Robert Denault

    I have not had the chance to meet him but I appreciate all he contributed to our generation and the world , I pray that he and Elvis meet once again in the promiseland.. god bless

  75. Jan From England

    Written by: Jan Riley

    RIP george,you and elvis were such good buddies joined together again with the other guys,you will be greatly missed you were the best

  76. Another great man gone

    Written by: Vicki

    You where such a great friend to Elvis and his family. I will surely miss the stories that you tell about your friendship and some of your own. I am glad I got to meet you. You are a Southern gentleman. I will miss you terribly. God Bless you George love always

  77. TCB WITH E

    Written by: Glenda

    Oh George, we all knew this day would come. It’s a sad time. I’m seeing you and Elvis reuniting with love and hugs! Continue to be a guardian angel to those left behind. Thanks for “TCB” all those many years with your friend, our musical hero, E!! TCB IN HEAVEN!!

  78. TLC ❤️

    Written by: Lisa Polaine

    Will always remember you, met you a few years ago in England and hold fond memories of the meeting. Fly high George. Tlc. Lisa Polaine (England)

  79. One Great Man

    Written by: Michael Cordeiro

    Rest In Peace George, my deepest sympathies to you’re family. You will be missed by millions in this world.

  80. You will be missed by so many, but you have left is with so many beautiful memories. You will be loved always by the fans. You have all of us wonderful memories of you and Elvis. Thank you. May you rest in peace in HEAVEN, with our LORD..

  81. Rest In Peace GK

    Written by: Teresa Winston

    My sympathies go out to George’s friends and family at this sad time . He was a true and loyal friend to Elvis he helped keep his memory and legacy alive we will all miss George telling us his stories of his time with Elvis , but at least we have the memories . God Bless you and Rest In Peace George x

  82. Klein family and friends

    Written by: Kimberlee

    Klein family and friends please accept my sincerest condolences for a great man we were blessed to have on this earth. I always tuned in every Friday on elvis radio just hear his stories of his life with elvis. I wish i could have met him. It was a big wish of mine to meet him. Unfortunately it just wasn’t possible. Again please accept my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  83. I met George a couple of times while visiting Memphis from England what a true gentleman and a great friend to Elvis condolences to George’s family and close friends R.I.P

  84. Save Me Seat At The Table

    Written by: Chris "Tornado" Schild

    GK, you Sir are forever a class act. I’ll never forget our conversations at Graceland and how, even though you were such a busy man, took the time to make me feel as if our conversation was the most important thing you had to do. You were always interested in the fact I chased tornadoes. I wish I could have made or schedules synch for that meal like we talked about. Tell you what, one day we’ll all get together at the big table in the sky for a big meal. And to GK’s family, I pray for comfort and peace at this time of sadness. While the world has lost “The Geeker in our speaker” you have lost someone that we didn’t see, someone the world didn’t know, someone more precious. No words that I can say can ease any pain, just know you have support of millions that loved GK and that love is shared amoungst family… And we’re all family.

  85. A True Gentleman, Icon, and Friend to all

    Written by: Michael H Lamm Sr

    Thank you for all the wonderful memories you shared, you gave, and you lived. You will always live on in our hearts. and thru your work with Elvis Radio. When I first met you, I was star struck, yet you were amazed at me because of my story on my health and how I overcame. You called me your Miracle Man Friend. I will hold that close to my heart always. You will be truly missed by every person you ever touched. Rest in peace GK. It is time for your journey to begin. Until we meet again.

  86. George was one of the sweetest, most loyal men I have ever met. George loved ELVIS,
    ELVIS loved George & I love them both. Rest in peace Sweet George.

  87. G K

    Written by: Sandy Burton

    RIP GK. You are home with God and E! Thank you for all you have done. Thank you, Big Jim, for keeping his legacy going.
    Sandy Burton

  88. Such a good person and friend to many Go fly high into heavens beautiful love. Prayers for your loving wife, family and friends.

  89. I will miss your great voice and stories on SiriusXM which I listen to everyday. Condolences to your family and I hope you tell Elvis how much we all still love his music. You are with our Lord now and someday hope to meet you up there. Rest In Peace ✝️

  90. Friend

    Written by: Vince&jeannie pizzoferrato

    It was our pleasure to meet you in Memphis. You will be truly missed, and thank you for keeping elvis’s Memory alive,and thank you for the respect, dignity and love you showed for Elvis, Rest In Peace and we know you and Elvis will be together once again, thank you for everything vince&jeannie pizzoferrato

  91. We will always fondly remember “The Geeker in Your Speaker”

    Written by: William and Rosanne Strauss

    Condolences to the Klein family. GKs memory will live on in all the listeners he touched over his long career.

  92. Dear George (GK, Geeker In My Speaker)

    Written by: Judy McRay Smith

    Thank You for being the kind of friend everyone wants in their life for a lifetime and all eternity. You gave me so much in my lifetime. Thank You for being you. You will be missed until we meet again. Love Judy And Elizabeth Smith. 🎼🎶💕🙏

  93. RIP George

    Written by: Myrna Geier, Bellingham WA

    RIP GK! I have listened to your show on SIRRIUS for a number of years, well, ever since I found it when we got a new car with SIRRIUS on it! I loved hearing your stories of your life and friendship with our Elvis. I first heard him in 1955 and he became part of my life forever! So your stories were always extra special! I loved the one from your visit to Vancouver BC in August 31, 1957! That was a wild one! I saw Elvis in Spokane WA the night before! Way less crazy! I finally made it to Graceland in 2012 and I had so hoped to see you and maybe meet you at the station then. Bummers, it was a day of repeats! I did get your book and I loved it! Thank you for sharing your life with all of us fans for all these years! Channel 19 will NEVER be the same without you! Have the best reunion up there with your “Best Man” and all of your friends. My most sincere sympathies to your family and all who love you! 🙁

  94. RIP GK!!❤🎵❤🎵

    Written by: Robin Mueller

    Going to miss you and your amazing stories about Elvis on SXM! I was honored to meet you and have picture with you at Elvis 40th.. RIP GK!! TCB Always!!!

  95. Gentle soul

    Written by: Marla Keele

    One could only hope they would have a friend as loyal as you were.. to so many. What a joyous reunion.
    Prayers to your family and friends. You will be greatly missed.
    Rest In Peace

  96. RIP Geeker!

    Written by: Daniel C Jones

    RIP Geeker! GK you will be greatly missed. I’m praying for all of your family and close friends.

  97. Geeker

    Written by: Angela Ballard

    George ! I didn’t get to meet you as I didn’t make to Graceland & SiriusXM till June 2018! But I never missed a Friday listening to you & Big Jim !
    “The Sun never sets on a legend , and always a TCB on the Lisa Marie “ ❤️⚡️❤️

  98. Angela Ballard

    Written by: Angela Ballard

    Me George I didn’t make it to Graceland & Sirrius XM till June 2018 ! , but I never missed a Friday listening to you & Big Jim !
    Prayers for all you family and friends ! ⚡️TLC

  99. Sending Love from Las Vegas GK

    Written by: Donna Schneider

    Thank you for keeping EP memory alive all of these years, nobody did that better than you. RIP dear George and may God bless you and your grieving family. You will be sorely missed.

  100. Love you madly

    Written by: Tina Marie Lencioni

    I know your at peace George. You are a legend and thank you. God Bless you. You will never be forgotton.. When you see Elvis and the rest of the guys you’ll have a awesome party. God speed

  101. You have left so beautiful memories for so many around the world including myself. We talked a few times when my husband and I were at Graceland. The last time you were showing us the ring that Elvis had given you and you were so proud. You remarked about my eyes saying I had Elvis eyes. You brought a smile to so many faces and never complained. Now you and Elvis are back together. We will never forget you George. Rest in our Lord’s heavenly arms. Until we meet again.

  102. RIP George

    Written by: OKies for Elvis Fan Club

    May God Bless your family and help them to heal. Thanks for all the Elvis stories and memories.

  103. George Klein obituary

    Written by: Dave Esqueda

    I moved from California to Tennessee a few years ago, and my aunt as my Mom was a big Elvis fan. I brought both of them out from California, we visited Graceland and had had the chance to meet George Klein. A wonderful person, he graciously spent a little time with us and we talked a little about Elvis. He was nice enough to sign his book for for my aunt. Rest In Peace….

  104. To Mr. Klein's Family...

    Written by: Manon Poisson & Johanne Carrière

    We’ve met Mr. Klein in august 1997 during the Elvis Week in Memphis…. A very nice and attentive person. He had time for every Elvis fans. In fact, ALL Elvis fans will always remember Mr. Klein as beeing a true friend and almost a brother to Elvis…. Thanks so much Mr. Klein… You will be sadly missed… All our deepest sympathy go to his family and friends….

    Sincerely, Johanne and Manon from Montréal, Québec, Canada

  105. With a broken heart , GK

    Written by: Rhonda M, Georgia

    Such a sweet, humble man. You will be missed so much GK! Thank you for sharing your life with us…..I know you are in such a better place. Prayers and condolences for your family….

  106. RIP Mr. George Klein. You were one in a million. My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting you, having photos with you, and having you sign our copy of your book, among other mementos. Loved listening to you on Elvis radio and appreciate you sharing all your stories. Sure gonna miss that. Prayers for all your friends and family. You will never be forgotten.

  107. George

    Written by: Jane Grinde

    George I hope you are at peace and in a wonderful peaceful place with our lord. I will miss your show on the Elvis station. You had the most amazing and special story’s of you and Elvis. RIP George you work so hard her on Earth.

  108. In our hearts forever

    Written by: Brenda Pickle

    Now you are with Elvis again and so many friends from the past. Thank you for always keeping Elvis in our hearts. You were his special friend and we loved you for it. We will miss you and your unique voice, tell Elvis thanks for everything. Simply Elvis fan club

  109. RIP

    Written by: Sandra kines

    George Klein you will always be remembered for your kindness . And the way you always stood by Elvis and made him sound more wonderful then anyone could be. RIP.

  110. Rest In Peace. My condolences to the family. I met him once in Memphis at the Hard Rock Cafe on Beale street. Great person!!

  111. You will be missed

    Written by: Margaret Bearden

    You will be deeply missed. Thank you for all the wonderful years you gave us keeping Elvis’ Legacy alive and relevant. You are were you belong now, in the arms of Jesus and with your childhood friend-Elvis. R.I.P GK.

  112. George Klein

    Written by: Paulette Shafer-Johnson

    RIP George, such a good man. You will be forever remembered and loved.

  113. George Klein

    Written by: Dave Burian

    George I had the honor and privilege to have met you twice and glad my son got to meet you you were always kind to me Im gonna miss you you will be missed RIP Geeker

  114. Our Deepest Sympathy to George’s family

    Written by: David & Lisa Masha

    We had the pleasure of meeting George twice at Graceland. We listen to him on XM radio sharing all of his stories. I enjoyed reading his book. Thanks for touching our hearts
    Sending prayers to his family & friends.

  115. George Klein

    Written by: Carla Milker

    While I never had the opportunity to meet you in person, I feel like I knew you. Loved your radio show. You may be gone from this life but you will never be forgotten. I pray the Lord will wrap His loving arms around your family and friend and conform them.

  116. RIP George you will be misses by so many. Your Elvis stories will live forever in our minds and hearts. Hope you are having a great time with Elvis and all the rest of the guys. Thank You so much for you friendship and loyalty to Elvis.

  117. George Klein

    Written by: Stephen Trowbridge

    It was an honor to have met you and thank you for all you’ve done and most of all for being who you were !

  118. I do not personally know George but read his book and admire how close he was to Elvis. What A nice guy. Also loved his stories on Sirius radio. Rest In Peace George.

  119. Gk with love.

    Written by: JoAnn verdisco

    I enjoyed all your stiries of your life with Elvis. Have fun rocking up there
    With all the guys. Rest in peace.

  120. So sorry to hear of GK’S PASSING. I loved all his stories on the radio and had the pleasure of meeting him many years ago. Lovely Fellow. RIP.

  121. George Klien

    Written by: Dave Burian

    George it was an Honor and privilege to have met you twice and to have my son meet someone who was best friends with Elvis I enjoyed our talks you will be missed RIP Geeker

  122. R.I.P Mr GK
    I know Elvis is happy to see you again, your going to be missed dow here for sure, but also know your in a happy place with our lord and Elvis… TCB 4 Ever!!

  123. My Heart hurts, God bless George Kline

    Written by: Thomas Baiz

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of the Great George Kline, rest in peace brother.

  124. George Klein is a true legend
    they should have videos of him telling Elvis stories playing at graceland for everyone who visits graceland can always hear and see him telling one of his Legendary stories

  125. George Klein we will miss you always

    Written by: Debbie Anderson

    Rest In Peace sweet GK. We love you and will miss you dearly.

  126. George Kline

    Written by: Teresa Giltner

    Rest In Peace and my God Bless your Family and Friends with some wonderful memories of a wonderful man

  127. You will be missed

    Written by: Patty Sammas Hartman

    Rest in peace George. I will miss that voice of will be missed by many.

  128. Black Oak Arkansas

    Written by: Rickie Lee Reynolds

    George? Are you listening? Good! I want to tell you what a difference you made in this world we live in. Without you, many musicians and bands would have never got their “15 minutes of fame!” Without you, the evolving music scene of this part of the world would have been a lot slower to have evolved. Without you, the lasting friendship over decades that Elvis was capable of having would have been a hush-hush secret.
    I really don’t want to think of what Memphis and the world would have been without your presence and the time we were allowed to know you, my friend. You changed the course of my life and musicians everywhere by CARING for the dreams of others, those beginning talents who wanted only a chance to show the world what they could do. Even when times were hard and the wheel had turned to days of struggle… you was there with a smile and a message of hope. I saw you towards the end when it was a struggle to continue on because of health problems… but continue on you did!
    Be proud, my friend, of what you did to better yourself, but even more for what you did to better others. We all owe you an unplayable debt for that gift you gave us. Thank you, my friend.
    Thank you.
    Rickie Lee Reynolds
    Black Oak Arkansas

  129. Forever fans Niagara Falls New York

    Written by: Rose marie pyra

    George you will be greatly missed . Your kind & caring heart will forever be with us . You are United with your best friend ,Elvis now catching up with each other . Friday’s will not be the same on XM radio . God bless your family through this difficult time they will be in my prayers. Forever in our prayers Jim & Rose marie Pyra. A fan from Niagara Falls New York.

  130. RIP dear friend!

    Written by: Hudson & Saleeby

    Dara so sorry for you loss..George was so good to us! He will be missed, but not forgotten! Prayers lifted up for you and the family.
    Chris & Doug

  131. George Klein

    Written by: Susan Elias

    George, what a wonderful man.I had the honor od meeting him a few times, great DJ, great friend to Elvis, and a wonderful man.GK always stopped for a autograph, picture or just a friendly talk. GK truly had a beautiful soul, and will be missed so very much.

  132. RIP George

    Written by: Nancy Colburn

    R.I.P George, you will be greatly missed. Loved listening to you on Friday afternoons, never had the pleasure of meeting you, but you made everyone feel like a friend. I just know that Elvis was there in Heaven with open arms to welcome home! Condolences and prayers to your family and friends.

  133. Tony Mulraney

    Written by: Tony Mulraney

    My visits to Memphis won’t be the same without you George. I’m really going to miss you.

  134. Friend from Québec Canada

    Written by: Dan Boivin

    Reposez en paix Mr George Klein. Rejoignez vos amis dont Elvis lui-même. Je vous ai rencontré en 2014 à Graceland Memphis et je garde un bon souvenir.

  135. RIP George

    Written by: Trudy

    RIP Mr Klein. You will be missed. I’m sure a very special person is with you up there. Tell him Hi from us all xxx

  136. George kline

    Written by: Claudia davis

    I miss you you were one of elvisTrusted friends _r I p we miss your smiling face

  137. Thanks for the memories that you have shared with us all those years.

    Written by: Roger Rousseau

    Rest in peace G.K. I don’t know if it’s posssible but if it is, I hope that you have reunited with your good friend.
    T.C.B. From a fan from Canada.

  138. Rest In Peace George I loved listening to u on the radio and your memories and stories of Elvis you will be greatly missed prayers to your family.

  139. What a Blessing He was to all ...

    Written by: Margaret Miller

    What a blessing you have been to the Elvis fans and to all who met you! Prayers for all!

  140. RIP George

    Written by: Marion

    TCB George a true friend to Elivis and the Presley family condolences to your family God bless.
    A fan from England xx

  141. We have lost an icon in our industry. A total professional; terrific talent and wonderful person. I’m sure he’s already greeting & meeting all his friends at Heaven’s Gate! Love & prayers for the “ Geater”

  142. George Kline

    Written by: Donna Bolin White

    R.I.P. George Kline. You will be missed. Loved to listen to your stories on Elvis radio station. Prayers for all your family and friends.

  143. I will miss your GK show on XM. From stories told, George’s exceptional personality and kind heart were evident! This is not goodbye but see you soon! Tell Elvis hi from us all!

  144. In God's Hands

    Written by: Brian Keena

    You were the best G.K. and you will be missed on radio and at Graceland. I wish I had the chance to meet you…sadly I didn’t. Thanks for being a true and loyal friend to Elvis and keeping his memory alive. R.I.P. George.

  145. A True Friend to Elvis and Fans

    Written by: Rick Ardisana

    I haven’t had the pleasure to meeting Mr Klien But know of as all us Elvis fans do A true friend to Elvis A celebrity in his own right You will be truly missed On the radio and tv show God Bless you George ( G K ) and to your family Together again with Elvis TCB

  146. Dave

    Written by: David DePauw

    George, you will be missed. Met you @ the Sirius radio station across from Graceland in 2013. You and your stories of Elvis will be greatly missed. Rest easy, you’ve earned it.

  147. GK

    Written by: Janice

    You will be missed. Fond memories growing up in Memphis watching You on TV and listening to you on the radio.

  148. GK

    Written by: Barb Cole

    I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting him,but I really enjoyed listening to him on fridays on the Elvis channel,and it was exciting to hear all he had nice to say about Elvis ,I learned a lot from him about Elvis ,he is gonna be missed dearly,and heaven did gain another angel 😇.Rest In Paradise GK,gonna miss hearing your voice on Sirius Xm.

  149. RIP GK

    Written by: Gene Dries

    RIP GK …., you were and are a Memphis original and have left a big mark on your home town. Salud!

  150. The Geeker

    Written by: Ms. Leslie K Nelson

    There I’ll never be another voice or man like The Geeker! I am honored to have known you & call you a friend.
    Rest well, & thank-you for all you have done. Peace & love to the Kline family.

  151. George Kline

    Written by: Chanda Decker

    You will be greatly missed! End of an era! RIP GK. I’m sure you and Elvis are having a heck of a party in Heaven!


    Written by: Kathy De lello

    Sorry to hear the passing of George. What a great guy . I was a guest dj at Sirius when I met him. Also met him at the opening of the guesthouse at Graceland with Priscilla . Sirius radio will never be the same without him. Rest In Peace George .

  153. I loved listening to your stories about Elvis. I never met you but felt I knew you. You are with Elvis again in Heaven. God Bless you and rest in peace George. Condolences to your family and friends. This is a big loss. Very sad news.

  154. Fan of GK

    Written by: Georgia Booras

    I absolutely loved listening to GK every Friday on Elvis Radio! He had the best stories and interviews. I will miss hearing him live but thankful these are all recorded so we can continue to enjoy them. My deepest sympathies to George’s family and friends but I know he is enjoying a heavenly reunion with Elvis and all the others who have gone before him. Memphis and the Elvis world have lost a true ambassador and friend. May George’s memory be eternal!

  155. Class Act

    Written by: David Phillips

    My Friday afternoons have not been the same for a while, and now will never be the same again. I listened to your show religiously. Although I was never afforded the pleasure of meeting you any of the many times I visited Graceland, I feel as though I have lost a true friend. The world, for many people, is a far better place because you were in it!!!
    Godspeed GK

  156. You Will Be Missed

    Written by: Elaine Micklo

    RIP George! You will be missed, enjoyed listening to you while I visited Graceland.
    Praying for your family and friends during this very difficult time.

  157. I really never got to meet you , but watched you in the booth at Graceland on Sirius Radio . I Loved hearing your stories and interviews with the many Friends of Elvis. You were a Lifetime Friend of Elvis’ and he Loved you , as you did him. Now you’ll continue that Special Friendship in Heaven with Elvis . You will be missed and I send my prayers to your Family .

  158. Friday Afternoons will never be the same..I always enjoyed listening to Elvis Radio and GK telling all those wonderful stories about Elvis.. You are with the Lord & Elvis now…R.I.P. George…Your Legacy will never be forgotten…Praying for Friends & Family…..

  159. Good Person

    Written by: Rita

    I enjoyed very much your stories and interviews–one learned alot about you and your dear friend, Elvis. You were such a special person to Elvis as well as to all of your fans-dear & loyal friends are not easily found these days. I am so sorry I never got to meet you. You will sadly be missed but glad I had the opportunity to hear your stories. You are now reunited with your dear friends and the rest of the “Memphis Mafia”. Your family is in my prayers. Enjoy your reunion with your buddies & TCB. Say hi to Elvis!
    God Bless.

  160. One of a kind

    Written by: Bob Stewart

    George my big thrill was listening to your shows on Friday and your conversations around the day on the Sirius channel.
    What a friend you were to the King.
    You will be missed. God bless you.

  161. My condolences to your family .
    As child, I remember seeing Mr. Klein on television impersonating Elvis Presley. I think his version was the one that touched people’s hearts the most.
    Look to God for comfort.
    He will hear your prayers.
    Psalm 65:2
    God has promised that you will have the chance to see your loved one again.
    John 5:28,29

  162. A True Friend

    Written by: Wendy King

    We often hear it said that someone never had a bad word to say about anyone. I always wondered if that was possible. With George Klein, I realized it was. I never ever heard or read anything negative he ever said about Elvis. I hope he knew how appreciated that was by fans over all these years. I had the chance to meet and interview him many times as I was also in radio. He was always enthusiastic and never in a rush to end the conversation when it came to his friend. There was always one more story. Everyone should have such a friend!

  163. Rest in Peace, Mr Klein. You will be missed more than you could ever know. You brought such joy to us Elvis fans. The knowledge you had was amazing to hear. Prayers go out to your family.

  164. you're with god and elvis now

    Written by: Priscilla

    You’re with god and elvis now.
    God will be here with the elvis family and you’re family.
    I remember 2013, I went to graceland for the 2nd time and I saw you standing there at the elvis radio station, and I was to scared to ask you for making a picture :O 🙁 you was one of my favorite, I hope you have find peace.

    may god bless you, and everyone around you.

    Priscilla from the Netherlands

  165. To a legend 🌹

    Written by: Michelle Davies

    You will be sadly missed George one the true friends of elvis by his side once again god bless from liverpool UK. 🌹💋

  166. I will miss that beautiful voice and stories

    Written by: Kristina Beard

    I will truly miss listening to him him tell all his stories on Sirius. Not even just with Elvis but with everyone he worked with or meet in his life. RIP George and enjoy your home coming with everyone you love in Heaven

  167. A true friend

    Written by: Charle reeves

    George was a great person and there will never be another like him. On behalf of my Elvis Presley fan club in Oklahoma I would like to send my sincere condolences. God bless.


    Written by: Brenda Bohannan

    so sad u have left us u were a great humanitarian & a great friend to Elvis. i was hoping to meet u when i came to Memphis….u will greatly missed we will love u & miss u forever

  169. Missing George xo

    Written by: Pam Childs Hollahan

    George will be missed greatly by so many. I will forever be grateful for his supportive and kind friendship. He always had a wonderful way of being upbeat and positive.
    The support that he gave to Memphis and especially Memphis musicians will forever be remembered by us all.
    I’ll always be proud to call him my sweet friend.
    Rest In Peace now GK

  170. GK was special and will be missed be Rock n Roll fans of his radio shows….Elvis fans worldwide, who he always treated with respect…I have lost a friend who I’ve known for decades…GOD bless you GK….PL

  171. With Deep Respect and Appreciation

    Written by: Terry Colbert

    George was one of a kind and a great friend and inspiration to many people. I am grateful to have known George personally and to have been friends with him for over twenty years. My wife and I always enjoyed his radio shows as well as getting to see him when we were in Memphis. I also love to watch George’s old TV shows on You Tube. George and his late best buddy, Richard Davis, both loved to share great memories with us about the Elvis days, Memphis and their amazing travels. They did so with such kindness and respect, despite each one’s own well deserved fame. As a Radio and TV Professional, George had an amazing voice and he could articulate every word perfectly. George truly lived up to his name, “Geeker in your Speaker” on XM Radio. He was such a talented Ambassador for Music, Memphis, Elvis, Radio, TV, his friends, famous personalities, you name it. George was a beacon of positive energy during most of the years that I knew him. I wish to express deepest condolences to his family and many friends. Although he will be greatly missed and we deeply mourn his loss, it is a comfort for me to think that George, “the Geeker” has left the pain of his illnesss behind and has now joined his two best buddies, Elvis Presley and Richard Davis. Godspeed, George!

  172. Your Best Friend to Elvis

    Written by: Darrell “Double D” Soltesz

    GK, you are a musical inspiration to me, with younknowing Elvis on his personal level, always sharing his and always being his best friend.
    Thank you for your ever bonding of Elvis.

  173. To the Klein family! I never had the pleasure of meeting George in person but I listen to him every week on the radio! He was like a long lost friend who had the same enduring quality of being a devoted ELVIS fan and friend! HE ALWAYS REPRESENTED ELVIS IN A VERY POSITIVE MANNER! I KNOW THAT HE IS WITH HIS BEST FRIEND IN HEAVEN! GEORGE,you will be missed! WALK WITH GOD,MY FRIEND!

  174. RIP GK

    Written by: Alisa Neely

    RIP GK, you will be greatly missed by the millions of Elvis fans around the world…. You are back with many of your Elvis friends, including Elvis himself. My thoughts are with your family, friends and many fans. tcb always.

  175. George Klein

    Written by: Rhonda Conley and the Elvis Friends Facebook Group

    The Elvis world has suffered a great loss. George Klein was one of Elvis’ dearest friends. To the Elvis family, George was a genuinely kind man who spent decades entertaining us. He truly loved the Elvis fans and we loved him. He will be deeply missed.


  177. We love you GK! I was hoping my little boy had the chance to meet you!! He hears you on the radio .

    We loved hearing all your story’s

    May God bless you

  178. I have been a fan of George’s for a long time. Always looked forward to Friday when his show was on at Sirius radio. He was always so pleasant and told such wonderful stories about Elvis. He always portrayed such kindness and respect to the King. You will be so missed by many. RIP G.K.💜

  179. Trey

    Written by: Trey Miller

    I’ve meet some cool people in my life.. & George Klein was one of those… GK was a childhood friend of Elvis Presley, he was a Memphis Mafia member, and a famous Radio & Tv personality in Memphis TN.. In 2009 I sent this email to GK’s Radio show one afternoon while stuck in traffic “hey gk, im enjoying listening to your radio show today stuck in traffic outside of atlanta ga. please play if i can dream for me.. from an elvis fan stuck in traffic!-trey miller” I’ll never forget when Jim Sykes read that letter and their was a pause.. Then I heard GK’s rich voice say, “ TREY MILLER……..that sounds like a SHOWBIZ name!” I’ll never forget those words and it made think well maybe that’s a sign to me that I was on the right path in this new world of acting I was embarking on… thx GK! I soon became a friend of GKs and would help him at events and stay in contact with him on the time GK gave me a ride to Graceland in his Cadillac and I heard some cool stories! He would always say “Trey…My Man! How’s acting?” GK also loved the game of basketball like me & that was something that was def cool. Last time I saw GK, it was raining and I was talking with these two pretty college girls at Memphis State who had umbrellas and I asked one of them if they would walk GK to his Cadillac.. I then told them who GK was and those girls were thrilled to GK ate it up! They didn’t care if I was soaked by the rain Haha well man.. The Sun never sets on a legend.. thanks for your friendship and keeping Elvis cool to young people like me.. TCB, -Trey


    Written by: Gayle Bellomy

    So sorry to hear about George. I’m thankful to have met him.
    He always stayed loyal to Elvis. A true friend. George was such
    a big part of the Elvis World. He will be missed by fans around
    the world. May he rest in the Peace of Christ. My thoughts and
    prayers to his family, and to all who mourn his loss.

  181. I will miss you GK

    Written by: Chris May

    GK, you were a constant part of my life for the last 12 years. Every week I would tune in to your program and listen intently as you told stories and spoke with your old friends. I began to look forward to that time of week like a meeting with an old friend, always making arrangements to be able to listen regardless of what I was doing or where I was. I will truly miss you.

  182. R.I.P George.

    Written by: Elizabeth Giles

    George was a special man ,he always had time to speak to Elvis fans, it was a honour to interview him for a radio show and will always have these memories of him .When he knew that I was from Australia he would say G,day mate ,he truly loved Elvis as a brother, will be missed by all the Elvis fans .

  183. In tribute and remembrance

    Written by: Judy Jones

    A friend to many
    A tireless ambassador for Memphis, music and Elvis Presley
    THE best storyteller ever
    The world is a better place for having had you in it , you left a beautiful indelible mark
    Thanks GK
    We miss you already

  184. Wonderful friend to all!

    Written by: Darlene Parker

    Heaven has a new angel! Thank you George for the wonderful memories you shared with all of us. You were a wonderful loving and caring man. I pray peace and comfort for your family. Another child has made it home.

  185. From a Teenie Bopper at Heart

    Written by: Brenda J Hale

    Over fifty years ago when all we had was AM radio, GK was on the air @ WHBQ. It was one of the few stations available. My grandma and I would listen to WHBQ and dance around the kitchen, doing the twist! Then later, when GK took to the TV airwaves, there he was with the WHBQ-ties and we were all dancing then!! Many years went by and I frequently saw him at TGI Fridays on Overton Square. His fame had faded quite a bit at that time, and Elvis week had not started in Memphis. I always tried to speak to George, as a fan, to remind him how special he was to all of us “teeny boppers”, no matter how old we get! GK was always a perfect polite public figure, never rude or any other unkind behavior! He was one of a kind, and we are thankful to his family for sharing! Prayers and love to GK’s wife and family.

  186. George Klein ✝️

    Written by: Susan Summers

    May you Rest In Peace George, and be reunited with your lifelong best friend Elvis.
    Prayers to your family and friends and all those who adored you.
    Rest peacefully ✝️
    Susan Summers Johnson Tyler Tx

  187. Rest In Peace.

    Written by: Rita Daray

    May you Rest In Peace In the arms of Jesus this night. I know there is rejoicing in Heaven tonight with Elvis and the boys. Wewill miss you so much here on earth but thanks you for keeping the music alive and sharing Elvis with us. Rest, my friend, you have earned it.

  188. GK

    Written by: Colin Paul

    I first met George in 2001, we talked about the Elvis scene in the Uk and how big it was. After meeting up several times after that I got to know him pretty well and although we were not close friends he always knew who I was and always wanted to talk about how hot tea was big in England. A mutual friend of ours invited us both over to Germany in December 2014. We visited Christmas markets and yes you’ve guessed it Tea rooms. We talked Elvis and George was just loved by all the fans. Always willing to sit and chat, always graciously having his photo taken, but more importantly always being true to himself and Elvis, I know right now that George and Elvis will be TCB up there. Rest In Peace old friend.

  189. A Memphis legend of his own.

    Written by: Suzan Richardson

    I was not a close friend of GK. Just a fan that loved to here him every Friday afternoon talking about his friend Elvis and playing his music and giving myself and the public a personal view on the day to day life of his friend. I will miss your live show but will treasure the many ones that were recorded. You too are a legend in your own right GK RIP.

  190. Missing George

    Written by: Paul McDonald

    As former Memphis based, RCA Distributor, I met George when he visited our wholesale record department in the early 1970’s. He was working at WHBQ & was interested in promoting Elvis along with other local up and coming bands on the air. I got to know him pretty good and was always impressed how he reached out to help so many bands & musicians get recognition. Anything record albums he wanted from our record department was gladly given to help promote music. George was a wonderful ambassador for Memphis and Memphis music. We will miss him greatly, but rejoice knowing that he is with his friend “E” in Heaven.

  191. Gentle George

    Written by: Josephine Patton Follin

    George was a life long friend of mine . We met in the late 1950’s. George was always a gentleman, and had a great personality. He escorted a high school friend and me to Graceland several times. You could tell that Elvis had respect for him, and that he was such a good friend to Elvis. We respected George because he took pride in his own work and talents. He loved Elvis and did not take advantage of him. Elvis trusted George, and so did I. Josephine Follin Bartlett Tn.

  192. A treasure has been lost

    Written by: Elizabeth A Dawson

    It has sadden my heart to hear of the passing of George Klein, affectionately know as GK. My prayers go out to his family and those close to him as they go through this difficult time. We have listen to his broadcast on XM 19, Elvis Radio and always enjoyed when George would share a behind the scenes look into Elvis’ private life that only the best of friends would know.
    May God give strength and comfort to those who were close to George as you go through this time of grief.

  193. RIP George

    Written by: Julie DeValk

    Sending love, support and prayers to all of George’s family and friends. He was such a wonderful, happy man who really cared deeply for the Memphis community. His love and appreciation for music and legacy will go on forever. Thank you GK for all your memories, you will be missed!

  194. George will truly be missed. He was such a great ambassador for Memphis and a wonderful neighbor and friend. Debbie and I are so thankful to have had the honor and pleasure of getting to know and love him. I spent many an hour standing in the driveway talking Tiger hoops with him. He was such a genuine, open and caring person. Rest in Peace, GK!

  195. GK

    Written by: Michael Hall

    George was such a kind and gentle man. He was always very gracious with his time and represented Memphis wherever he went. He will definitely be missed and remembered for his many contributions to Memphis and the music industry.

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