Claude “Bruce” John Broussard

Published 12:57 pm Thursday, March 12, 2020

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Claude “Bruce” John Broussard, 93, of Beaumont, passed away on March 10, 2020, in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Lumberton. Officiating will be Father Andrew Moore. Burial will follow at Bivens Cemetery in Merryville, Louisiana, at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2020, with a rosary at 7:00 p.m., at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont.

Born in Orange, Texas, on April 19, 1926, he was the son of Damon Broussard and Philemene Broussard. Bruce served bravely in the United States Army. He was a city councilman, Mayor Pro-temp, and County Commissioner of West Orange. He enjoyed his time in politics, gardening, and football. Through his wife Kay, he became involved in First Baptist Church Deaf Chapel, and made many lifelong friends. You could regularly find Bruce working on his yard, exercising, and building or fixing things. He was a sheet metal worker for the majority of his life, retiring from Gulf after 31 years of hard work and dedication, and going on to work for the sheet metal union for 15 more years in construction. Bruce will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he impacted, and will forever be held in the hearts of those he loved.

He was preceded in death by parents, Damon and Philemene Broussard, son, Ronnie Kluck of Beaumont, granddaughter, Jennifer Kinney, 11 siblings; and sons-in-law, James Doguet, and Charles Page.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Kay Broussard; children, Carol Broussard Page of Houston, Marion Doguet of Kountze, Dale Kluck and wife Jodi of Austin, and Cathy Kinney and husband Dan of Bastrop; grandchildren, Robert Hart, Sherri Hart Wood and husband Jim, Damon Hart and wife Diomedi, Amanda Page Hooks and husband Jesse, Leah Page Hooks and husband Will, Atecia Harrington and husband Kevin, Mylidia Nicole Doguet, James Doguet and wife Stephanie, Ryan Kluck , Jason Kinney and wife Isidra, Sean Kinney and wife Angela, and Andrew Kinney and wife Holly; 34 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.