Charles “Chad” Don McGee II, 39, passed away peacefully on Aug. 22,  at the Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

Chad born Sept. 30, 1974. He graduated from West Orange Stark in 1993 and graduated from Lamar University with a Communications degree and later received his teaching degree in Special Education. Up until the time of his death, he was a teacher at Vidor Independent School district and a former coach for several other school districts.

Chad fought a long hard battle with Cystic Fibrosis all his life, but never let the disease stop him from achieving his goals. Chad was a devoted father to his son, Landon and loved the Texas Longhorns and the sport of Baseball.

The family would like to thank his doctors and nurses at Houston Methodist Hospital and Father Dominic Pistone, Catholic Chaplain at Methodist Hospital.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Aug. 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange, with Father Joseph P. Daleo serving as celebrant. The Rite of Committal followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Chad was preceded in death by his mother, Jeannie Romano McGee; and his grandparents, Dominic and Isabell Romano and B.R. and Zelma McGee.

Chad is survived by his son, Landon Joseph McGee; sister and brother-in-law, Lorri and Brooks Bonin; two nieces, Ashton and Madison Bonin; and great uncles and aunts, Carlo and Mike Romano, and Joe and Rosalie Romano.

He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Marie and Frank Zeto, Rosalie and Ray Daves, Theresa and Tom Foster, Donna Catherine and John Chu, Johnnie Stephanie and Charles Magliolo, Angie Romano, and Glenda Wiley.

Serving as Pallbearers were Ray Daves, Eric Foshee, Nick Foshee, Joe Romano, Chad Porterfield, and Brian Waguespack, with Landon Joseph McGee as Honorary Pallbearer.

Donations can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Chad’s memory at