James R. Jordan, Sr.
Summary: father of NBA professional basketball player Michael Jordan who was a lifelong basketball fan and had played a large role in inspiring his son Michael to become an athlete as he traveled the United States to follow his famed son's career at the University of North Carolina and then with the Chicago Bulls.
Cause of Death: Homicide by shooting
Born: July 31, 1936
Died: July 23, 1993
Location: Lumberton, North Carolina