Dr. Rollin Bradshaw Fisher Jr., known to friends and family as Brad, died Saturday December 21st, 2013 after a courageous battle against cancer. He was 63.
Born in Worcester Massachusetts on Feb 7th 1950, he grew up in St. Louis MO where he attended The St. Louis Country Day School. He graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1972 and continued on with post- graduate work at Southern Illinois University, Ohio State and the University of Alabama where he received his PhD in clinical psychology. Brad was a clinical correctional psychologist who used an assessment process he helped create to evaluate the dangerousness of prisoners in capital cases. He was involved in many notable cases throughout his career including the assessment of Patrick Sonnier, a convicted killer appealing his death penalty conviction upon which the book Dead Man Walking and subsequent 1995 Film were based.
Brad was a talented musician and unrelenting creative homebuilder and renovator with properties in Chapel Hill and St. John, VI.
He is survived by his two children: Shaw Fisher, age 19 and Kinsey Fisher, age 16 both of Chapel Hill. He is also survived by his mother, Frances Fisher of Chapel Hill, his younger brother Stephen Fisher of Chapel Hill, and sister Beth High of Chapel Hill as well as two former wives, Christy Bowman of Chapel Hill and Hillary Fisher also of Chapel Hill.
He will be remembered for nonstop energy and his fierce devotion to his two children.