dave hills


Dr. David Allen Hills, 75, of Winston-Salem, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Brighton Gardens of Charlotte. Born on May 24, 1931, in Kansas City, Mo., to the late Daisy and Henry Allen Hills, Dr. Hills was raised in Manhattan, Kan. Dr. Hills received his bachelor's degree in English at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, and his doctorate in psychology from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. In 1960, he joined the faculty of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, teaching in the Department of Psychology and working in the counseling center and administration. During his 36 years at Wake Forest, Dr. Hills also worked with the Department of Neuropsychology at Bowman Gray (now Wake Forest) School of Medicine.

In addition, he served as a consultant for many years at the Center of Creative Leadership in Greensboro. In that capacity, he worked as part of the creativity team, contributing his insights at leadership workshops and other events, and also drew cartoons for many CCL publications. Dr. Hills was preceded in death by Dr. Barbara Behrens Hills, his beloved wife. He is survived by three children, his daughter Karen Jane Hills of Chapel Hill and husband Gary James; daughter Kristin Hills Bradberry and husband John Bradberry of Charlotte; and son Stuart David Hills and partner Kent Jue of San Francisco; three grandchildren, Caitlin Hills James, Phoebe Hills Bradberry and Isabelle Hills Bradberry; sister Diane Dollar of Manhattan, Kan.; brother-in-law Lee Behrens of Fairfax, Iowa; and sister-in-law Joan Behrens of Bradenton, Fla.