Hunt Cable, a 28-year-old associate project manager at Red Hat Software in Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2023, after suffering from a brief illness, according to his family. His death has shocked and saddened his colleagues, friends, and loved ones, who remember him as a charismatic, passionate, and talented person.
A Bright and Promising Career
Hunt Cable was born in Tampa, Florida on July 21, 1992, to David Ray Cable and Kathryn Ann Wabol. He attended Cleveland Court for elementary school and Lawton Chiles for middle school in Lakeland, Florida. He graduated from All Saints Academy in 2010, where he was active in athletics and played both lacrosse and soccer. He was also named homecoming king and Mr. All-Saints, reflecting his gregarious personality.
Hunt went on to study strategic communications at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, where he was an active member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and held the social chair position. He also worked as an admissions tour guide for all four years of college and held a leadership role over this program his senior year. He was known for his charisma and his love for his university, and many prospective students chose to attend Elon because of his influence.
After graduating from Elon, Hunt joined Red Hat, a leading provider of open source software solutions, where he stayed for the last eight years. He received countless promotions and held many different roles during his time with Red Hat, making an impact on the company’s events, legal, and IT departments. He was respected and admired by his co-workers and managers for his work ethic, creativity, and professionalism.
A Passionate and Fun-Loving Person
Hunt was not only a successful and hard-working professional, but also a passionate and fun-loving person who enjoyed many hobbies and interests. He was an avid sports fan, especially of Tampa Bay teams such as the Lightning, the Buccaneers, and the Rays. He also followed the English Premier League soccer and was a season ticket holder for the North Carolina Courage and North Carolina FC soccer teams.
Hunt was also a health and wellness enthusiast, who was an ardent member of the F45 community and attained over 1,000 classes taken this year. He loved to challenge himself and stay fit and healthy. He was also a music lover, who traveled up the East Coast to see his favorite musicians like Dead & Company, Coldplay, and Jimmy Buffett. He enjoyed watching movies at the Alamo Draft House and was often critical of their performance.
Hunt’s greatest love, however, was his fiancée, Elizabeth Bargamian, whom he met in the summer of 2018 and proposed to in November 2022. They were planning to get married in July 2023 and start a family together. Hunt was also a devoted dog-dad to his black Labrador retriever, Walter Jameis Cable, whom he adored and spoiled.
A Friend to All
Hunt was a friend to all who knew him. He had this amazing ability to make everyone feel like they were his best friend and his only priority when he was with them. He was always supportive, generous, kind, and loyal. He had a great sense of humor and a contagious smile. He was always up for an adventure and a good time. He touched many lives and left a lasting impression on everyone he met.
Hunt is survived by his fiancée, Elizabeth Bargamian; his father and step-mother, David and Wendy Cable; his mother, Kathy Wabol; his brother, Hamilton Cable; his grandmother, Judith Wabol; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered by his family, friends, and the tech community.
A celebration of life was held on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at the Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Raleigh, NC, according to the obituary. The service was livestreamed for those who could not attend in person. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lightning Foundation, the SPCA of Wake County, the SPCA of Brevard, or the Candlelighters of Brevard, according to the family.