Tony Marchand was born in Homewood, Alabama. At the age of four his family moved to Jackson, Mississippi where he attended Murrah High School and graduated in 1981.
After high school, he enrolled in Jackson State University where he earned a degree in Liberal Arts. He met his future wife Roselyn while in college, and they married in 1988.
Tony became interested in emergency medicine and in 1992 became certified as a paramedic and was soon employed and working full time. He and his wife moved to Moss Point, Mississippi in 2001 where they now live with their four children.
In his spare time Tony enjoys running, golf, and woodworking.