Michael J. Miranda, 72, of Washington, passed away on December 4, 2019. Michael was born on February 1, 1947, in St. Louis, and raised by his mother Marian Cox (nee Bieser). On March 11, 1967 in Cape Girardeau, MO, Michael married his wife Sharon L. nee Schlichting. He enjoyed the playing a round of golf with friends. He was especially fond of pickin’ and grinnin’, was a shooting enthusiast, and loved his time spent trout fishing and camping.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Tyler Copeland; and brothers-in-law, Travis Price, Charlie Schlicting, and Johnny Schlichting.
He is survived by his wife Sharon Miranda of Washington; children, Todd and Nichole Miranda of Union, and Stacey and Scott Bailie of Leavenworth, KS; siblings, Dava Knotts and Rick, Chuck Cox, Carolyn Price, Art Cox and Cathy Martin, and Paul Cox and Evelyn; grandchildren, Michael Miranda, Justin Carey, Taylor Miranda, Alex Carey, Brittany Thaxton and Kelly, Amanda Cato and Johnathan, Trevor Copeland and Megan, Spencer Copeland, and Brandon Copeland; great grandchildren, Kinley Thaxton, and Braelynn Copeland; sisters-in-law, Ruth Ann Kruse and Rich, and Michelle Goodwin; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, from 1:00 pm until the time of service. A memorial service will start at 3:00 pm at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s or the Knights of Columbus.
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