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OBIT – Philip Rivera

MISSION – Philip W. Rivera, 60, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.

Mr. Rivera was born in McAllen on Sept. 18, 1957, to Tomas Rivera and Darleen Rivera-Spruell. He owned and operated Rivera’s Machinery. He was a member of Palm Valley Church in Mission.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Halstead Rivera; children, Philip of Nashville, Tenn., Matthew of Dallas, Aaron of Houston and Thomas of Mission; and siblings, Alan and Laurie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Justin Michael.

A memorial service was held on Jan. 5 at Palm Valley.

The family requested memorial donations to be made to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation at

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