LeRoy was one of five children born to Fronia Moore and LeeRoy DeHaven. Siblings were Delma E., Mary V., Donald W. and Barbara A. He entered into the Navy at the onset of World War II. He made a career in the Navy, retiring and then working in Long Beach, CA at the Naval Shipyards. He married Maxine Matthews in April 26, 1950 and they had one son Kyle DeHaven. LeRoy died Oct. 26, 1994 from lung cancer. Interment for LeRoy, Section - Sheltering Trees, Map #2, Lot #2867, Space #2, Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress) Orange County, CA.
He served on USS Antaeus, USS Alshain, USS Hesperia, USS Ajax 1943-1946