Robert Brett Pierson

Robert Brett Pierson, 56, of Dickinson, passed away peacefully in his sleep, December 9, 2017.  Brett was born October 25, 1961, to Margaret and Samuel McBride Pierson III in Rapid City, SD.  He attended the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree.  Brett was preceded in death by his mother.

Brett is survived by his father; step-mother Elaine Pierson; and brothers Samuel McBride Pierson IV and Stephen Stanley Pierson.

A private family service will be held.


  1. Brett my friend you will be missed. I think God for the time that we did share. He was a good man and a good friend. Farewell now friend. May you forever be at peace.

  2. So very sorry for your loss. It was my pleasure to work with Brett. My prayers for your family during this difficult time.

    Janice Pertuis
  3. Brett you will be dearly missed my friend. I will always cherish the great laughs that we shared.

    Victor Segers
  4. RIP my good friend Brett. I’m gonna really miss you pal. You were a true friend and a good hearted person liked by many. Hope to see you again one day.

    Carey Livingston
  5. My dear friend Brett you will be missed. You have been like a brother to me. We first met in 1983 while attending The Citadel from there became close friends and have kept in close contact for all these years. I will cherish all the great memories and man you could make people laugh. You are good hearted individual,a loyal friend, and liked by many. Your memory will live on. RIP Brett. Love you brother!

    Carey Livingston
  6. Brett, you were the kinda person who could make a room laugh. Never a dull moment. You also were one of the few people I’ve worked with who wasnt afraid to stand up and tell management no when something wasnt right. I always respected that about you. Rest in peace.

    Robert Lench
  7. I am saddened to learn of the passing of our Citadel brother, Brett Pierson, Class of ’85. We will miss him very much. Brett was a kind person you could always depend on – for a smile, for a humorous “lighten up, guys” and a joke when we needed it most. I wish to extend to his immediate family our sympathy from the Houston Citadel Alumni.

    Rodney Lanning
  8. To my Brother Brett:

    I don’t need to tell anyone who knew you how wonderful, fun, unselfish, and truely genuine your were. Anyone could have met you and known how special you were in the first few minutes you spent together. You have touched many you have met! Our lives growing up have transversed a multitude of places, things, and people. I always knew one thing, we where in it together, and we could face all life’s paths as Brothers. I will always miss your laughter, impressions and silliness. As impossible as this final leg of this journey with you here on earth feels to family and friends, we will make it through knowing you have enriched our lives, Brother. There will be simple things we each remember that bring us back to one thing…man…I miss Brett Pierson.

    Your Brother Always!


    Sam M Pierson IV
  9. Brett-o, as time has passed I think about you often. I will always remember the times during our earlier ages when Dad was assigned to duty in Turkey, New Jersey and Alabama. So many fun times and crazy events. Wow what an amazing experience! We fought like typical brothers but always respected each other. All our experiences made both you, Tad and I very close brothers. You will be missed dearly. Love always,

    – Reno

    Stephen Pierson
  10. It’s been three years now since you’ve been gone. I can not express how much I know my dad, your brother, misses you. Even though I only got to know you for a short time, the stories my dad has told me has shown me what an amazing person you were. We all miss you very much. Sending a massive amount of love to heaven today. Love you always

    Your niece

    Paige Pierson
  11. It’s so good to have an opportunity to jot down a few thoughts on my friend Brett. From 4th grade to college we had incredible times growing up together and exploring life: chasing girls, playing bad golf at Maxwell, playing pretty good tennis at Maxwell, singing Hank Williams songs to our 5th grade grade class, fishing on the Alabama river, sneaking out of my house every Friday and Saturday night, hanging with Coach Holmes while he burned grilled chicken, surviving knob year together, Senior parties at El CID, Summer parties with the lifeguards. I’ve never laughed as hard and as much with one person. He was one of a kind and he made my early years richer in so many ways and his friendship helped me survive tough times. I only regret we lost touch over the years … regardless, the memories stuck with me and put a smile on my face to this day.

    John Cannaday
  12. It’s been two years now and you’re still as much missed. About a week ago my dad and mom were talking about a trip we took together that you were along with. Even though I can not remember it all, I’m sure my dad treasures those memories. I hope you are having an amazing time in heaven with Grand Sam. We all miss you down here. I love you so much Uncle Brett❤️

    Your Niece,

    Paige Pierson
  13. Hey Brett-o, thinking about you all the time. I miss our times together and your sarcastic humor! Love ya bro. – Steve

    Steve Pierson
  14. Happy birthday, your always on my mind and in my prayers Brett! Love you. – Reno

    Steve Pierson
  15. Brett we just wanted to say love ya’ and often wonder how many new jokes you’ve learned in heaven! Keep em’ laughing. – Reno

    Steve Pierson
  16. It’s coming up on 7 years since we lost you Bretto. It seems like yesterday. You will always be in our thoughts. Love you. – Reno

    Steve Pierson

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