LEROY ANTHONY HOWARD PASSES AWAY By Ron NIemi on 10/10/2018 9:26 AM
LeRoy Anthony Howard, who wrestled throughout the world as Navy SEAL, Rastaman, Terrance Black and Leroy Howard, passed away on Wednesday October 8th in St. Petersburg, FL after a long battle with cancer.
After serving in the US Navy Leroy was trained at the Tampa Sportatorium by Jimmy Del Ray in 1991.
Leroy was a mainstay on the Florida Independent scene until his retirement in 2013 and was one of the cornerstones of IPW Hardcore Wrestling helping to put the promotion on the map.
Leroy worked extensively for WCW and WWF mainly as enhancement talent and also had very successful runs in IWA Puerto Rico, BattleArts (Japan) and Germany.
After retiring from wrestling Leroy earned his Master’s Degree from Webster University and worked as a counselor in his hometown of St. Petersburg, FL.
The outpouring of support for Leroy's family from the wrestling community, his friends, co-workers and frat brothers has been incredible as $10,000 was raised in one day to help offset funeral and medical costs. Leroy was a pillar to his community and one of the most respected men to come out of Florida wrestling in decades and will be sorely missed.