David Pierson, December 10, 2019

posted Mar 7, 2020, 6:49 AM by Louisiana Chess   [ updated Mar 7, 2020, 8:51 AM ]

Dave Pierson was the long-time Chess Coach at De La Salle High School, in New Orleans.
He founded the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League.  He also directed Mr. Pierson's Summer Chess Camp for many years.  He will be missed by all.   

David Joseph Pierson, Writer and Teacher, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019 as a result of an auto immune disease. Mr. Pierson left this earth and will join his mother, Grace Mary Hymel, in time for Christmas. David Pierson was the loving husband to his soulmate and muse of 48 years, Renee Clark Pierson; proud father to Antigone and Dante Pierson; adoring grandfather to Taylor Tebbe and Suzette Pierson; loving brother to Patricia Pierson Robert, Donna Pierson, and Rodney Pierson; and endearing uncle and great uncle to his 16 nieces and nephews. David Pierson wrote the novel "And Lead Us Not", theatre play "Resurrection Man", and screen play "Eliminating Deadwood". Mr. Pierson graduated high school from the St. Joseph Seminary in St. Benedict, Louisiana. He received a Bachelors in English from Southeastern Louisiana and served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Pierson's professional life included being Editor of Play Meter Magazine, publisher of the publication Child Care Review, Founder of the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League, and a dedicated teacher for over 26 years. Mr. Pierson taught at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Benilde, and De La Salle.   

Published in The Times-Picayune from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2019