A native of Gueydan and longtime resident of Lafayette, Don had lived in St. Marys, Georgia for the past two years. He was born on January 16, 1933 to Orlane and Minnie Broussard. He attended Gueydan High School and Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) before graduating from Loyola School of Law in 1970. Don worked as an attorney for many years before retiring, and was a member of the Louisiana Bar Association. He was also a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his daughter, Dawn "Angel" Broussard of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; four sons, Kirk Broussard of Lake Charles, Donald Broussard of Dunedin, Florida, Lane Broussard of St. Marys, Georgia, and Ross Broussard of Jacksonville, Florida; one sister, Rose Marie Jolley of Lafayette, and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Tankersley Broussard, his parents Orlane and Minnie T. Broussard, and three sisters: Lucy Bishop, Lou Jane Bishop, and Wynona Myers.