From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Gordon Jones and his wife Michelle were expecting their second child at the time Deepwater Horizon exploded. Twenty-four days after her husband died in the disaster, Michelle gave birth to another son. His name is Maxwell Gordon Jones.
Gordon (who was employed by M-I-SWACO) was a mud engineer aboard the oil rig. He was twenty-eight years old on the day he disappeared in the blast. A week earlier, as depicted in this photo, he was having fun with his son Stafford.
Jones and five other victims were working below deck, either in the mud pit (where drilling materials were handled) or in the nearby shaker room. They were likely killed in the initial blast.
See, also, these pictures and brief bios of the other crew members who died in the explosion in my blog ARCHIVE