OBITUARY

Richard J. Broussard Sr.

September 27, 1953October 30, 2021
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Richard Jules Broussard, Sr., a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to so many, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021 at his residence. He was 68.

Richard was born September 27, 1953 in New Iberia to the late Andre E. Broussard, Sr. and the late Carrie Duval Broussard Derouen. Known by family and friends as Rock or Ricky, Richard worked in the oilfield most of his life. He began a career early on with various companies in the Acadiana area including Voorhies Supply, Wilson Downhole, A & B Rentals and would later become a cofounder of RAM Rentals, which became Specialty Rental Tools & Supply, Inc (STS) in 1985. He and his partners sold the business in 1998 and he retired in 2000.

Cheryl and his sons, Richard and Dylan, reminisced about how much he enjoyed his retirement. As Cheryl said, “Richard loved piddling around, doing things for others, and anything else he felt like doing. He was always a man who loved being outdoors and did quite a bit of fishing and hunting early on and cherished the moments when he could take the grandkids out do those things. The camps also brought much needed relaxation and family time. Whether in Butte La Rose or Bird Island Chute, Richard could turn off the outside world and relax. He loved imparting wisdom to his sons and helping grandkids to do many fun things from learning to ride a bike, drive a jet ski or fish during family vacations on Lake Catherine. Above all else; he set an example to his family of how to be a father, husband, and friend.

Richard has earned his heavenly reward and is reunited with his sweet daughter and family. Cheryl, Richard, Dylan, and his grandchildren, along with family and the many friends who loved him, will hold his memory close to their hearts. Rest well Rock for we will meet again.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Cheryl Overton Broussard; his sons, Richard Jules Broussard, Jr. and Dylan Broussard and wife Stormie; five grandchildren whom he adored, Hannah Marie Broussard, Marli Brooke Broussard, Kadian Maddox Broussard, Eleanor Violet Broussard and Vincent Jules Broussard; his sisters-in-law, Carol Broussard and Cindy Overton Woods; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He is reunited in heaven with his daughter, Katina Marie Broussard; his parents, Andre E. Broussard, Sr. and his mother, Carrie Duval Broussard Derouen (who recently passed away October 11, 2021), his brothers, Michael E. Broussard and Andre E. Broussard, Jr.; his in laws, William Dolan Overton, Billie Jean Jones Overton and Holly Jackson Overton; and his sisters-in-law, Barbara Louviere and Donna Helms.

A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Evangeline Funeral Home in New Iberia from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Following the visitation, Mr. Broussard will be laid to rest alongside his daughter at St. Paul Cemetery in Abbeville with Graveside services at 11:45 am.

Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories and condolences with the family by visiting Richard’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Cheryl Overton Broussard, Loving wife of 49 years
  • Richard Jules Broussard, Jr., Son
  • Dylan Broussard (Stormie), Son
  • Hannah Marie Broussard, Granddaughter
  • Marli Brooke Broussard, Granddaughter
  • Kadian Maddox Broussard, Grandson
  • Eleanor Violet Broussard, Granddaughter
  • VIncent Jules Broussard, Grandson
  • Carol Broussard, Sister in law
  • Cindy Overton Woods, Sister in law
  • Katina Marie Broussard, Daughter (deceased)
  • Andre E. Broussard, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Carrie Duval Broussard Derouen, Mother (deceased)
  • Michael E. Broussard, Brother (deceased)
  • Andre E. Broussard, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • William Dolan Overton, Father in law (deceased)
  • Billie Jean Jones Overton, Mother in law (deceased)
  • Barbara Louviere, Sister in law (deceased)
  • Donna Overton Helms, Sister in law (deceased)

Services

  • Memorial Gathering

    Wednesday, November 3, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Memories

Richard J. Broussard Sr.

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Byron Broussard

November 4, 2021

Cheryl,

So sorry for your loss of Ricky. Just last week I was thinking of everyone on Iberia St. and the great times we had. I did a search on the internet to see where everyone was.

I'll never forget our parents getting together and drinking coffee every night and when y'all got the first color TV on the street.

The thing I remember most about Ricky was him riding down the street on the rear wheel of his bicycle with the high rise handle bars.

Regards,

Byron Broussard

Melissa chapman

November 3, 2021

Cheryl,
I am so very sorry for your loss. The world has truly lost a good man. He was definitely someone to look up to and a great man to work for. I am honored to have known him.


Sincerely , Melissa Chapman .

Lisa Bouillion

November 2, 2021

He was a great boss.
Sending my love out too the family.
I will be praying for the family.
Be Blessed

Lisa Bouillion

Judy Geoffray Prados

November 2, 2021

Cheryl, Please except my deepest sympathy to you and your boys. Rock was a wonderful man, and will be truly missed by all who knew him. I will be keeping you close in thoughts and prayers during the difficult times ahead. So sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.

Chane Kent

November 2, 2021


Aunt Cheryl,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Rock was a Great Man. Please accept our deepest condolences. You and the family are all in our thoughts and our prayers.
-With all of our Love and Sympathy,
Chane Kent and the Kent Family
West Chester, Pennsylvania

Laura Gatford

November 2, 2021

Rock, you will be missed by so many. I sit here with tears for you and your family . You are a great man, husband, father and grandfather. You had enough love in your heart for everyone. It's been my joy being part of your family. You will be missed so dearly but your memory will all always be with us. Love, Laura

Cal Begnaud

November 2, 2021

Here’s a picture I found in an old wallet that my dad held on to. It held a few pictures of kids in our street.

Calvin Begnaud

November 2, 2021

Cheryl this has been a shock to me. I visited with Ricky last week next door to moms. I remember all of those early years running the streets, playing football and baseball in the fields by our houses, riding motorcycles, And “sock hops” at each other’s house. Those were good ole days. Ricky will be missed but our memories of him will never go away. Rest In Peace Rock.

Meagan Meagan

November 2, 2021

So sad to hear uncle rock is gone. Your family has always and will always be considered extended family to the Adams. You all have no idea how much the opens arms from not only Uncle Rock, but your entire clan have meant to me. He sure will be missed.

- Cool Breeze.

JOYCE ADAMS

November 2, 2021

IM SO SORRY CHERYL WE NEVER KNOW WHEN THINGS LIKE THAT HAPPPENS I LOVE ALL OF YOU LIKE MY OWN PRAYERS FOR ALL OF YOU

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