Leroy Manns, Jr. was born on July 19, 1962 to the late Drucilla and Leroy Manns Sr. in Detroit, MI and was the eldest of seven children.
Roy, as he was affectionately called, loved life and all that it had to give. He lived life as he saw fit. His life had its ups and downs, but he knew just how to roll with the punches. Leroy was a laborer throughout the years and had a work history that included truck driving, tending to farms, and most of all spreading laughter and joy to most he encountered. Leroy attended Charles F. Kettering High School in Detroit prior to later relocating to Jefferson City where he would make Morristown his final place of residency.