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James Daniel Abraham

d. June 26, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family of James Daniel Abraham announce his passing on Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Cary, NC at the age of 69. James was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana to Leo and Elma Abraham in 1952. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Dianne Hampton Abraham; sons Danny and wife Sheri of Apex, NC; Chad and wife Tiffany of Fuquay-Varina, NC; Brad and wife Sabrina of Fuquay-Varina, NC; seven grandchildren Kayla, Natalie, Hudson, Addison, Tucker, Kenzi, and Anja; brothers Raymond Abraham and wife Beverly, John Abraham, David Abraham and wife Beth, Dean Abraham; sister Laura Gorum; brother-in-law Todd Hampton and wife Christina; cousin Jonathan Rhodes and Tina; godson Christopher Hampton and wife Madison; goddaughters Brooklyn and husband Quinn Nolan, Stephanie and husband Aaron Castaneda, Jessica and husband Dakota Hudson; special nephews Christopher Gorum, Casey Gorum, Drew Abraham as well as numerous relatives and friends. He will be dearly missed by his co-workers from the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant as well as all his hunting buddies. James was predeceased by his infant son James Daniel Abraham Jr.; parents Leo and Elma Abraham; brother Leo Abraham, Jr.; and in-laws Charles “Buddy” and Christine Hampton. James joined the U.S. Navy in 1971, and in 1972 married the love of his life and best friend, Dianne. After training in nuclear power, he served in the U.S. Navy for nine years. While on the U.S.S. Daniel Boone as a member of the 629 Blue Crew, during the height of the Cold War, he received numerous awards and commendations including the National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, his Submariner Dolphin Pin, the SSBN Deterrent Patrol Insignia Pin in addition to numerous other awards. James continued to serve his country as a member of the Naval Reserves for two years. He attended Northwestern University, Lamar University and Darlington Technical College. After serving his country, James and Dianne settled in Cary, NC to raise a family. James was employed at the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant from 1980 until his retirement in 2008. James served as Shift Supervisor in the Control Room earning the respect of his peers. After retirement, he contracted back with the plant for an additional ten years. He traveled to the Idaho Falls National Laboratory, teaching how to use the glass top simulator designed after the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant and testing a new turbine control system. He was most proud of his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. James enjoyed fishing and hunting, boating, travelling around the world, and drinking a cold Bud Light or a Crown Royal Peach on the rocks. His sons, their wives and children admired James and held him in high esteem as a hero, mentor, friend and role model. He will always be remembered for teaching his children and grandchildren to hunt and fish and how to play Shanghai Rummy. A private service will be held on family land where he will be laid to rest in a family cemetery in New Hill, NC with full military honors. A celebration of life will be held on a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of James Daniel Abraham to: Military Missions In Action 411-B N Judd Pkwy NE Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 Please make checks out to Military Missions In Action c/o James Abraham or go to militarymissionsinaction.org and select Donate Now and complete the tribute information. Or American Legion Post 116 6400 Johnson Pond Rd. Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 Please make checks out to American Legion Post 116 and write in memory of James Abraham in the memo.
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