Irvin Mayfield, Sr.
Summary: father of New Orleans Jazz Orchestra founding artistic director and Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, Jr. who was a Vietnam War veteran and worked as a maintenance supervisor for the United States Postal Service for 30 years.
Cause of Death: Drowned in the floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina
Born: circa 1940
Died: August 29, 2005
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana