Joseph N. "Nick" Jackson, a retired computer salesman and avid golfer, died April 24 of colon cancer at his Lutherville home. He was 77.
The son of Charles Jackson, a construction worker, and Dorothy Jackson, an educator, Joseph Nicholas Jackson was born in Baltimore and raised on Round Oak Road in West Towson.
Mr. Jackson, who was known as "Nick," was a graduate of Immaculate Conception School in Towson and graduated in 1957 from Loyola High School, where he played baseball.
He earned a bachelor's degree in 1961 from what is now Loyola University Maryland, and played baseball there as well.
For 50 years, Mr. Jackson worked in computer sales and leasing, primarily with IBM and Memorex. He retired in 2007.
A former longtime resident of the Phoenix area of Baltimore County, he moved to Lutherville 15 years ago. He was an avid golfer and a founding member of Eagles Nest Country Club, and also a member of the Baltimore Country Club.
Mr. Jackson was a communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 100 Church Lane, Cockeysville, where a memorial Mass will be offered at 1 p.m. May 12.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Margaret "Marcie" Brown; five sons, Joseph N. Jackson Jr. of Baltimore, Raymond Jackson of Monkton, Jefferey Jackson of Cockeysville, Kevin "Matthew" Jackson of Lutherville and Charles "Patrick" Jackson of New Canaan, Conn.; a brother, Francis Jackson of South Carolina; a sister, Carol Short of Buffington, S.C.; and 12 grandchildren.
—Frederick N. Rasmussen