ABRAMS, Harry Bur­ton "Burt" Jr.,

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beloved hus­band, fa­ther and grandpa, of King Wil­liam County, Va., passed away peace­fully at home on May 26, 2020, at the age of 87. He was born Fe­bru­ary 26, 1933, in Hunt­ing­ton, L.I., N.Y. He was the son of his late par­ents, Ruth Hunt and Harry B. Abrams Sr. He was pre­ceded in death by his grand­son, Adam R. Lewis. He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 63 years, LaVerne Bowles Abrams. Also sur­viv­ing are his four chil­dren, Christine A. Lewis, Wen­dell Abrams (Me­lanie), Hunt Abrams and Terri A. Hall (John). He is also sur­vived by his five grand­chil­dren, Me­gan Blanton, Ash­ley Haynes, Jes­sica Eich, Nicole Abrams and Craig Hall; as well as five great-grand­chil­dren. Although Mr. Abrams was an only child, he is sur­vived by a first cousin, Jill T. Tracey, who was like a sis­ter to him. Mr. Abrams moved to Rich­mond, Va., in his youth and at­tended Thomas Jef­fer­son High School and Her­mitage High School. He con­tin­ued his ed­u­ca­tion at Vir­ginia Tech. In Septem­ber 1956, he mar­ried his bride and they moved to Ger­many, where he served in the United States Army, 8th In­fantry Di­vi­sion and 8th Med­i­cal Bat­tal­ion. In 1958, he joined Reynolds Met­als Com­pany, now Al­coa, and worked in var­i­ous po­si­tions in the Pack­ag­ing Re­search Di­vi­sion. In 1976, He was trans­ferred to At­lanta, Ga., where he was the Re­gional Per­son­nel Man­ager for the Reynolds Alu­minum Re­cy­cling Com­pany. In

1981, he re­turned to Rich­mond and be­came the Ad­min­is­tra­tive Man­ager of the Met­al­lurgy Lab­o­ra­tory. He re­tired from Reynolds in 1988. Be­sides wood­work­ing and build­ing con­struc­tion, he also en­joyed the out­doors to in­clude hunt­ing and fish­ing, and in his younger years he en­joyed coach­ing lit­tle league foot­ball. He also loved tak­ing his de­voted four legged friend, "Lizzi" for daily rides in the coun­try. He was a mem­ber of

Sharon Bap­tist Church in King Wil­liam County. A pri­vate grave­side ser­vice was held at Westhamp­ton Me­mo­rial Park. Do­na­tions may be made to the char­ity of your choice.

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