He was born on September 16, 1941, to Jerry William and Henry Etta (Neal) Hillmon, in Frederick, Oklahoma. He was the fifth child from a family of twelve children. He graduated from Boyd High School in 1960 and was the Salutatorian of his class. He went on to further his education and graduated from Butler Junior College in Tyler, Texas in 1962. After graduation from Butler, Leroy enlisted in the U. S. Army and served his country with pride from 1964 to 1966. After his stint in the military, Leroy enrolled in Jarvis University in Hawkins, Texas and graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He married Suzanne Fritton on April 15, 1978, at Rochester, New York. He was a retiree of the Rochester City School District. He was treasurer of the Old Timers Club, an avid bowler and had been an assistant Boy Scout leader. Leroy will be remembered as the host of the annual Juneteenth party and barbeque. He was preceded in death by his parents: J.W. and Henry Etta Hillmon; a brother: Joe W. Hillmon; and two sisters: Eula Finley and Exlonia Williams. He is survived by his wife: Suzanne; four brothers: Elgia (Jean), of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Guy (Minnie), of Frederick, Oklahoma; Charles (Mary), of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Paul (Brenda), of Tyler, Texas; four sisters: Betty Porter, of Brea, California; Merva Morgan (Roy),, of St. Louis, Missouri; Kay Askew (Johnny), of Omaha, Nebraska; and Gwen H. Perry (Jack), of Frederick, Oklahoma; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends; and one aunt: Willie Lee Jones of Pasadena, California.