Father of LA worker killed in rig explosion testifies before Congress

Gordon Jones (Source: Facebook)
Gordon Jones (Source: Facebook)

WASHINGTON (WAFB) - The House Judiciary Committee got an emotional perspective on the oil rig explosion and spill Thursday when the father of a Baton Rouge man killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion testified.

"Everybody liked Gordon," said Keith Jones, father of Gordon Jones. "People who met him liked him and the more they got to know him the more they liked about him. Gordon was funny. He loved to laugh. He loved even more to make others laugh."

"We had a visitation at the oldest funeral home in Baton Rouge the day before Gordon's memorial. The line of people who came snaked through the funeral home, out the front door and down Government Street. The funeral director said he had never seen anything like it. Imagine, and that for a man who had been with us for 28 years," he added.

Gordon left behind a wife and two children. One was born right after he died.

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