Chad Eugene Shields, 41, lover of life, music and family passed away Oct. 9, in Orange.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, at Calvary Apostolic Church in Starks. Cremation will follow under the direction Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.

Born in Bloomington, IN, Nov. 8, 1973, he was the son of Timothy Eugene Shields and Sheryl Melissa Shields. He worked for Inland Boat Works as a welder.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents and is survived by his parents; wife, Malinda Gray Vail Shields of Orange and his children, Eric Eugene Shields and Hannah Nicole Shields both of Bridge City. He is also survived by his brothers, Timothy Shields and Blaine Shields; step daughter, Cynthia Vail Castro and husband, Adrian of Austin, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.