About LeRoy

Some Useless Trivia on the Name LeRoy

  • Other spellings – Leroy, Leeroy, LeeRoy, Lee Roy
  • LeRoy is both a male given name in English-speaking countries and a family name, chiefly in French-speaking countries. It is a common surname in northern France and is the equivalent of the English surname King. It has been common as an English given name since the 19th century.
  • Although the name means “the king”, in today’s modern French, some sources claim that the original meaning of the name, from the ancient Old French, actually means “the servant of a King”, or; “the servant of God” (God being the ultimate King). It may have been a nickname for someone who behaved in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities.

A Brief History of the Life and Times of LeRoy Rice

I was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1965 I graduated from high school at the Annapolis Royal Regional Academy in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada. Then I went to the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology (NSIT) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and took their diploma course in Electronics Engineering Technology. In 1967 I graduated from NSIT, started work in the engineering department at Maritime Telegraph & Telephone Co. in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Also in 1967, I married my wife Donna. In 1975 Donna and I were blessed with the birth of twins; a boy Adam and a girl Cherie. What a life change, 8 years as a couple, then, surprise, surprise, 2 infants to care for. However, they were a joy, we got through it, and would not wish the experience to be any different. In 1978 we had our 3rd child, Walter (Wally) and our family was complete.

I worked for several years in Halifax, Nova Scotia and in Ottawa, Ontario. In 1991 I moved to Georgia and bought a house in Norcross (a suburb of Atlanta). During my 40+ year career I worked in various areas of telecommunications in engineering, marketing, and product management

I am now retired and living on a small hobby farm in the community of Greshamville, Greene County, Georgia, USA. I enjoy working outside keeping my 15 acres maintained. I also like to work on computers, tinker with all things mechanical, hunt and fish.

I believe that the key to a happy and fulfilling retirement is to keep busy, have several diverse interests, and be constantly learning new things.