Skinner-Silva Funeral Home
706 West Sam Houston
Pharr, TX 78577
(956) 787-2244
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WARD LYNN SKINNER EDINBURG/MISSION - Ward Lynn Skinner, age 61, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at his residence in Mission. Ward was born in Edinburg, TX to Frank W. "Ted" and Shirley Skinner and graduated from PSJA High School in 1970. After graduating from the University of Houston in 1974, he attended Commonwealth Institute of Mortuary Science in Houston graduating as a funeral director in 1975. He joined his Dad, grandfather and four uncles as a third generation funeral director. He grew up in Skinner Funeral Home in Pharr and began to be active in the family business, Skinner Funeral Homes (now Skinner-Silva Funeral Homes) after his graduation in 1975. He was also President and in charge of the daily operations of Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Edinburg. Also, a former active member of the Edinburg Rotary Club including being past president from 1986 to 1987. He enjoyed his family, fishing, golfing, disk/frisbee golf and playing music. He played guitar and several instruments, including the steel guitar which he started playing in 2005. His special delights were his grandchildren, Kya and Elijah. He is survived by his wife, Renee Skinner of Mission; four children: Mike Skinner of Mission, Somer Skinner King of Bryan, Marci Skinner Levings of Corpus Christi & Jared Sergeant of San Antonio; one sister, Sandy (Michael) Propst of Edinburg; two grandchildren: Kya Lynn Levings of Corpus Christi and Elijah Shea Skinner of Mission and niece, Amanda Propst Cuevas of Grand Rapids, MI and two nephews: Christopher Propst of McAllen and Eric Propst of Corpus Christi. Visitation with the family present will be held Monday evening February 4, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Skinner-Silva Funeral Home, 706 West Sam Houston in Pharr. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 also at Skinner-Silva Funeral Home in Pharr with Dr. Mark Rotramel officiating. A private interment will be held for the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a . Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Skinner -Silva Funeral Home of Pharr. Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries
Published in The Monitor from Feb. 1 to Feb. 3, 2013
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