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Jack R. Broussard Sr. (K5EGW)
31 August 2004
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JACK BROUSSARD SR, K5EGW SK
©The Lafayette Daily Advertiser Reprinted from on-line
September 2, 2004
September 2, 2004
LAFAYETTE — Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2004 at a Mass of Christian Burial in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist for Jack R. Broussard Sr., 75, who died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at his Lafayette residence. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery. The Very Rev. Monsignor J. Douglas Courville, pastor of St. Jules Catholic Church, will be the celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the services. Joni Hamilton, organist, will sing for the services, “On Eagles “Wings”, “Ave Maria”, “The Lord’s Prayer” and “Be Not Afraid”. Eulogist will be Jay Smith, a native and lifelong resident of Lafayette, Mr. Broussard at-tended Cathedral High School and Southwestern Louisiana Institute, now ULL. He graduated in 1950 from the College of Agriculture. In 1950, Mr. Broussard joined his father in the livestock feed business, Broussard Feeds, Inc., which was started in 1922. He was a member of the American Feed Manufacturing Association and the Louisiana Feed & Grain Dealers Associations for many years. As a member of the Louisiana National Guard from 1948-1957, Mr. Broussard served as a communications platoon leader. In the late 1950’s he served as a Radio Officer for Area 6 in the Louisiana Civil Defense Agency under the late Col. Thomas N. Ritchie during the time of Hurricanes Betsy, Hilda and Donna. Interested in radio communications, Mr. Broussard was a licensed amateur radio operator since 1955 where his call sign was K5EGW. He was a member of the Lafayette Amateur Radio Club and served two terms as president and one year as Hamfest Convention chairman. Mr. Broussard served as chairman of the Beaver Club Barbecue in 1979 and as chairman of the Beaver Club Auction in 1980. He was awarded “Beaver of the Year” in 1978 and 1980 and served as the Beaver Club president in 1981. A retired member of Home Savings & Loan Association, now Home Bank, Mr. Broussard was elected to the board of directors in 1979. He served as secretary of the Audit Committee. Mardi Gras was always a part of his life since playing in the SLI Marching Band during the Rex parade in New Orleans many years ago. He became a member of the Krewe of Gabriel in 1953 and served as duke in the Gabriel Ball of 1963. He was a past duke and served as King Lacassine XXIV in the Ball of the Krewe of Attakapas in 1970. In 1983 Mr. Broussard was elected to the Krewe of Triton board of directors and was captain of the ball. He served as chairman of the floor committee for the Bishop’s Charity Ball and in 1991 he represented the Krewe of Triton as ball captain. Mr. Broussard al-so served for many years on the board of the Southwestern Louisiana Mardi Gras Association. He was a member of the St. Jules Catholic Community. Survivors include his wife, Joe Ann Goodman Broussard, of Lafayette; three sons, Jack R. Broussard Jr. and his fiancé, Linda P. Noel, of Carencro, Thomas R. Broussard and his wife, Toni Campo, of Lafayette, and Major Terry J. Broussard and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Collins, of Witcha Falls, Texas; seven grandchildren, Natalie Kate, Allison Claire, Michael Thomas, David Joseph, Molly Bernadette, Maribeth Colleen and Margaret Ann; and two sisters, Betty Ann Broussard Michot, of Lafayette, and Shirley Ruth Broussard Griffin, of Crowley. He was preceded in death by one son, John Muller Broussard;his parents, Muller and Ruth Dumesnil Broussard; and one daughter-in-law, Barbara H. Broussard. A rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. today in the Martin & Castille Funeral Home. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. today and will continue from 8 a.m. Friday until time of services. Pallbearers will be George E. Woodward, Dennis P. Pontiff, Elden Butcher, Thomas Harson, Nicky Pugh, Jay Smith, Marc F. Mouton and John Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be Stewart Mitchell, Dr. Luis Meza, Dr. Edward Burleigh, John Bordelon, Mark Barras and members of the L.A.R.C. Lafayette Amateur Radio Club. Arrangements have been en-trusted to Martin & Castille Funeral Home Inc. of Lafayette, (337) 234-2311.
PS: And most of all he was my Dad!
73 Dad...Terry / N5QWA
Contributed by: Terry J. Broussard (N5QWA)
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