David H. Broussard, Sr., 76, of Baton Rouge, LA passed away on July 26, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on October 24, 1937 in Natchez, MS and moved to Baton Rouge as an infant. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph F. Broussard and Celeste DeNoux Broussard. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Margaret Middleton Broussard. Also left to cherish his memory are his children, Deborah Broussard Randolph and her husband Edward G. "Ned" Randolph, Jr. of Alexandria, LA, Meghann Broussard Wilson and her husband, Loyd Wilson of Baton Rouge, and David H. Broussard, Jr. and his wife, LeAnne Melder Broussard of Alexandria, LA. Mr. Broussard adored his seven grandchildren, Matthew Dunn, Madeline Blanchard, J.T. Cearley, Beau Broussard, Briggs Broussard, Lillian Wilson and Baylor Broussard. He is survived by one sister, Mary Ann Broussard Viator and her husband Daniel Viator of Youngsville, LA and by many sisters and brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Broussard was a 1955 graduate of Catholic High School and graduated from Louisiana State University in 1959. He was a Director Emeritus of the Catholic High Alumni Board and served as President of the Catholic High Men's Club in 1989-90 and remained active until the time of his death. He served on the LSU Junior Division Advisory Board for six years. He was Vice President of L.W. Eaton Construction Company prior to forming his own business in 1978, Red Stick Construction Company. Later in his career, he was Vice President of Woodrow Wilson Construction Company. During his professional career, he served as Vice President of the Associated General Contractors (AGC). He served on the Louisiana State Contractors Licensing Board, having been appointed by Governor Dave Treen and re-appointed by Governor Edwin Edwards. Mr. Broussard was committed to serving his community. He was president of the Baton Rouge Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) in 1969-70. He was President of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge in 1984-85 and served as District Governor of District 6200 of Rotary International in 1987-88. He was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. He was a founding member of the Baton Rouge State Fair and remained a State Fair Foundation Board Member until the time of his death. He previously served on the Board of the Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Bureau, Istrouma Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, American Red Cross Board of Directors, and the Parish Council of St. George Catholic Church. He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed managing Oak Grove Hunting Club for many years. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at St. George Catholic Church from 9:00 -11:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Following the Mass, the family will receive guests to celebrate his life and share food and fellowship at the Kleinpeter Activity Center adjacent to the church. Pallbearers will be J. H. Martin, James Gill, Judge Douglas Gonzales, Charles F. Middeton, Jr., Daniel Viator, and Matthew Dunn. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Ned Randolph, Edward L. Middleton, Fred Anderson, Ronald Rube, Michael Simms, J.T. Cearley, Beau Broussard, Briggs Broussard and the Catholic High Class of 1955. Donations may be made in his honor to Catholic High School Foundation or to The Crossing at Clarity Hospital or the Rotary Foundation.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 27 to July 30, 2014