Roger B Fisher

September 28, 1952December 14, 2012
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Mr. Roger B. Fisher, 60, of Greensboro, passed away at his home on Friday, December 14, 2012 after a long yet courageous battle with cancer. The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, December 16 at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home N. Elm St. Chapel. His funeral service will be held on Monday, December 17 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Garden Baptist Church, with Pastor Mike Barrett officiating. The burial will take place at Westminster Gardens following the funeral services. A separate gathering of friends and family will take place following the burial at the home of Kay Jones, 4756 Scythe Rd., Julian, NC 27283. In the heart of Jacksonville, NC in 1952, Roger was born to Leonard Fisher and his loving mother Essie Lee Rochelle, with whom he shared a special bond. He attended Dixon High School where he was salutatorian of his senior class and later became a proud graduate of his beloved University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975. He later went on to attend the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, completing his accounting studies, thus becoming a successful certified public accountant. While living in Wilmington, Roger established his private business, Fisher & Co., with his brother, Tony. In 1992, he relocated to Julian, North Carolina with his wife Ashley, and soon after opened a new office for himself, Fisher CPA. Roger is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Ashley Dee Fisher; daughter, Maddi Fisher and Andrew Godwin of Wilmington; sons, Sam and Ben Fisher of Julian; granddaughter, Macy; brothers, Tony Fisher and wife Jan of Wilmington, Danny Fisher and wife Edna of Sneads Ferry, and Mitch Fisher and wife Marty of Durham, and many nieces and nephews.

Roger was known for his way with words and seemed to always know what to say. His humor matched his wit and was truly one of a kind, finding a way to laugh in every situation. Roger was a true people person, in every aspect of the word. He thoroughly enjoyed striking up conversations with almost anyone he encountered, valuing a vast array of vibrant characters and personalities.

Family was of utmost importance to him, and despite frequent long work days, he never failed to make time for his family, creating lifetime memories. He was a true lover of nature and found beauty in the most simple of things. He was a lover of all seasons, especially the newness of spring, where he took delight in working his floral garden and taking traditional trips to Lowes with his children. His attentiveness and enjoyment of a vibrant variety of music provided the soundtrack for his life, as he was in was in his highest spirits while singing and dancing with his loved ones. A lover of all sports (participant and spectator), he enjoyed a good game of golf with his brothers, playing basketball in the driveway, managing Little League baseball, and never missed the chance to watch or attend a Tar Heel Game.

The profoundness of his absence has affected many, yet his presence with live on through all that have loved him.

One of Roger's favorite quotes was "I'm a Tarheel born, I'm a Tarheel bred, and when I die I'll be a Tarheel dead."

Memorial may be made to the National Lung Cancer Partnership, 1 Point Place, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53719.

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  • Funeral Service Monday, December 17, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, December 16, 2012

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December 18, 2012

Dear Ashley, Sam, and Ben,
We were so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Please know he always held a dear and special place in Perry's heart. We cannot begin to comprehend what you are going through but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the comfort of his beautiful memories wrap you all like a warm blanket in the months to come. We will be by to see you.
Fondly, Carey and Perry Sharpe

Iola Yopp Brown

December 18, 2012

Roger was one of my classmates at Dixon. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. You and your family are in my prayers.

Francy Olanescu & family

December 17, 2012

My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. Words cannot be any comfort right away, but please know you are surrounded by loving thoughts and prayers. Roger was my mentor who inspired me so much, both professional and personal. He was such a great example of how to treat others with kindness and respect. It was an honor knowing him and his beloved family. Thank you.

Faye Rochelle-Wethington

December 17, 2012

Tony, Danny, Mitch, so sorry . My thoughts and prayers are with you and his wife and children.

December 17, 2012

With deepest sympathy.
David&Faye Craft
Sneads Ferry, NC

December 17, 2012

Ashley and Family, Me and my family are thinking of you and your family at this time of sorrow. Roger always made time to talk to me and answer any questions I had about our finances and lifes curves that get thrown our way. If you need anything please let us know.
Richard Clapp

December 16, 2012

Roger always treated everyone with the greatest respect . We will never forget how caring he was of others. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fisher Family. Wayne & Diane Thomas, Verona, NC

Carol Becker

December 16, 2012

Ashley, I'm so sorry to hear about Roger's passing. He was a great guy and I really enjoyed the time I worked for him. He taught me a lot. I wish I could be there for the services but know that you and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Carol Joyce

December 16, 2012

Ashley, Sam, and Ben,
Sooo sorry to hear about the death of your husband and father. He had to have been a special person to have such a sweet wife and two awesome sons. You are a special family and remember all of the good times that you had together. Continue to make your dad proud of you, Sam and Ben, and be a special help to your mom during these days and in the future. Carol Joyce Nathanal Greene

Mandy Levens

December 16, 2012


Please know that you and your family are in my heart and prayers. I hate that you are going through this grieving process again, but Roger is finally out of pain. Your memories and the joy that he has brought you through the years is the legacy that he has left to you and your family.