Forrest “Bubba” Broussard, 66, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday September 19, 2023 in Walker, LA. Forrest was born on November 7, 1956 in Slidell, LA to John and Frankie (Moran) Broussard.
Forrest is survived by three children – John, James, and Jennifer, their spouses, and eight grandchildren. He also leaves behind four siblings – Ernest, John, Frank, and Sharon and their spouses/partners, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Barry and Joseph.
From a young age Forrest loved to travel. As a child he moved across the country to Alaska, then to the US Virgin Islands, and eventually moving back to Slidell, LA to finish high school and settle down. This turned out to be a brief pause in his travels as in a few years he moved with his family to Nikiski, AK. He spent many years working on the Alaska Pipeline, which allowed him the free time to travel across the US as well as abroad. Forrest was a chef and has cooked for friends, family, co-workers and strangers alike. He began his cooking career at McDonald’s, continued it at Ralph & Cakoo’s in New Orleans, and eventually opened his own restaurant, Bubba’s, in downtown metropolitan Nikiski.
In retirement Forrest combined both of his passions of cooking and travel with a steady schedule of visiting nieces and nephews and volunteering with GraceWorks in Alaska, visiting his daughter Jennifer and family in Hawaii, visiting his son James and family in Washington, and visiting his son John and his wife in Massachusetts. For all these visits he was accompanied by his constant companion, Big Bertha, his jambalaya pot!
Forrest’s funeral is scheduled for Saturday September 23 rd at the Seale Funeral home at 1720 S. Range Ave in Denham Springs, LA, with Visitation at 4pm and Service at 5pm. A reception will follow at the Kahunahana home in Walker, LA. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Forrest’s life.