Chad Everett McAdams

November 10, 1974 - March 12, 2020
Chad Everett McAdams


Chad Everett McAdams 45, of Winnabow, NC passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 of a sudden cardiac event.

Though he was large in stature, he had the heart of a teddy bear. He had a special way of calming and soothing others and had been know act to as guardian to those he saw in distress. His time on this earth was short but his family is certain that his reunion with his parents in heaven is something to behold.

Chad was born in Lubbock, Texas on November 10, 1974 the son of the late James Everett (Mr. Mac) and Andi Whichard McAdams. He was an X-ray Technician with EmergeOrtho.

Surviving are his wife Rachel McAdams; step-mom Donna McAdams; son Jack Whitaker; daughter Kylie Whitaker; brother Julius McAdams and wife Angie; step-sister Caroline Dawkins; step-brother Spencer Dawkins; and niece Amelia McAdams.

Chad had an undeniable love for his wife, Rachel and children. He loved cracking a joke and making patients feel better when they came into EmergeOrtho and loved his career there as well as those he worked with. It is undeniable that he held a competitive spirit whether it was sports, gaming with his brother and friends or being the first to taste test whatever meal or dessert was being prepared.

The family will see friends from 5:00-7:00 on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the McAdams’ family would appreciate donations be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation, as they took such amazing care of both of his parents, 1414 Physician Drive Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • March 13, 2020
    Ralph (Mac) Price says:
    So sorry to hear of Chad's passing....he, Mr. Mac , Julius and my son used to take trips to see the Braves and go to the baseball card stores when all of us were younger....always a pleasure to be with....another taken before his time..

  • March 13, 2020
    Missy perry says:
    Chad was such a true gentleman. Always had a smile, calm presence.Prayers For peace for his family and friends . He will be greatly missed by his work family

  • March 13, 2020
    Brad Wooddell says:
    I remember somehow ended up with Chad’s basketball shoes at our house in about 10th grade or so. They didn’t seem real, larger than real life. His smile seemed the same way.

  • March 13, 2020
    Althea Mangum says:
    My prayers, love and condolences to the McAdams family. Lord lend strength and comfort to each one as they celebrate the life of their loved one,Amen❤

  • March 13, 2020
    Hillstanci says:
    Your Aunt Hill loves you , my sweet baby boy