Kamau Quinn Stanback, the first child of young parents, a loving mother, Kia D. Stanback, a father, Luther D. Linnen Jr., a wonderful husband to Jocelyn Stanback, the favorite grandchild to Dona O. Stanback (Moncks Corner, SC) and Timothy A. Stanback (Winston-Salem, NC), a favorite grandson of Luther D. Linnen and the late Coatell R. Linnen, a big brother to Desmond Bryant, the late Karima Q. Stanback, Karim Q. Stanback, Madison Bryant, Kentasia D. Stanback, Ileesha Wooten, Brooklyn Linnen, and Kashious Linnen, and uncle to Apollo Gaillard, and Mi'Amor Stanback.
Kamau was born March 3, 1995, at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston, SC. He graduated from Berkeley High School in 2013. At an early age, Kamau became known as the family handyman and showed his gift with seeing and making things come together. He went on to be a swimming instructor, lifeguard, and soccer coach at the Moncks Corner YMCA, Later he became credentialed in mixed gas diving, surface supply air diving, commercial diving, and advanced scuba diving. He was and has always been a water baby. He also obtained a certificate in First Aid and CPR which helped lead his way to helping other, including children and adults.
In 2017, he accepted and gave his vows to his loving wife Jocelyn.
With the help and encouragement of his Ganny and his wife Jocelyn, Kamau went on to join the United States Army and became a Parachute Rigger in 2017. In the year of 2018, cancer became a part of his life. With the love and support of his Wife, Ganny, Mom, Grandma and family he fought vigilantly for four and a half years to the very end. While fighting, he worked and was due for graduation in December 2022 for his Bachelor's of Science Degree for Robotics Engineering. He was a true Man, Great Husband, Son, Grandson, Brother, Friend in Battle to many.