James C. “J.C.” Broussard, 78, of Orange, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, at The Meadows in Orange.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange, with the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Nederland. Serving as Pallbearers will be John Helton, Jarred Helton, V.R. Peveto, Roy Courville, Trey LaRocca, and Mike Trahan.

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm. until 9:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 pm. Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, on March 29, 1935, James was the son of Claude S. and Adeline (Courville) Broussard. He grew up in Black’s Bayou, La. where his father worked for Shell Oil. He shared many stories with his children and grandchildren about his many bayou adventures as a child. He graduated from Stark High School in Orange, and after graduation, he spent nearly 40 years as a draftsman. James was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He enjoyed going to the casino, fishing, watching the Dallas Cowboys and spending time with his family.

James was preceded in death by his infant brother, Little Roy; mother, Adeline; and father, “Shorty”.

James is survived by his daughter, Debbie Broussard Helton and her husband John of Orange, and sons James “Butch” Broussard of Channelview; and Wade Broussard of Orange. He is also survived by his former wife, Denise; and daughters, Christy Broussard of Orange; Emerald Broussard LaRocca and husband Trey of Nederland, and Danneal Broussard of Orange.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Nicole Peveto, Jarred Helton, Amanda West, Kaleigh West, Gabrielle LaRocca, and Anthony Lee, and was also blessed with two great grandchildren, Gavin Pollock and Kinzlee Peveto.

The family would like to send a special thank you to his caregivers, Tera Sparkman Murrah, The Meadows staff, and Odyssey Hospice for their love and care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Texas Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 300630, Houston, Texas 77230.