Nathan E. Jackson, who commuted daily from his home in Bel Air to his work in Washington for almost 40 years before retiring in 1989, died of cancer Jan. 9 at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Loch Raven Boulevard. He was 63.
Born in Ottuma, Iowa, Mr. Jackson attended school there before joining the Navy at age 17 during World War II. He met his wife, the former Iris Davis of Greenbelt, while stationed in the Washington area. They were married in 1949.
He went to work for a washing machine repair business in Washington, Bakst Services, which before his retirement had become Solan Services.
Mr. Jackson was active in Masonic affairs. He was past master of Harmony Lodge No. 53 in Port Deposit. He also was past associate guardian, an adult leader, of the Darlington branch of Job's Daughters, a young women's organization.
In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Marlene Mitchell of Baltimore, Darlene Lawrie of Columbia and Robin Anderson of Austin, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Private services were held Jan. 14.