He was born Dec. 28, 1943, in Pineville, to the late Fred P. Miracle and Eller Miracle. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired United Auto Worker, and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two children, Kimberly and Brian Miracle; three brothers, Ewell, Leamon, and James C. Miracle.
Survivors include his wife Dawn Miracle of Miracle; five children, Houston Miracle Jr., Miracle, Melissa Anthony, Clarkston, Mich., Michelle Miracle, Tampa, Fla., Heather Touchton, Miracle, Kim Brindisie, Waterford, Mich.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred P. Miracle Jr. and Ira Lee Miracle, both of Miracle; seven sisters, Wanda Jackson, Pontiac, Mich. Estella Miracle, Middlesboro, Dollie Jean Gibbons, Miracle, Lucille Howard, Middlesboro, Annette Hensley, Miracle, Trudie Miracle, Pontiac, Mich., Elsie Miracle, Middlesboro; mother of his children, Cherie Lambrecht, Cosby, Tenn.; step-brothers and sisters, Jerlene Combs, Glenn Gibbons, Jewell Cole, Ules Gibbons, Chester Gibbons, Harold Gibbons, Truman Gibbons, Carroll Gibbons, Frances Blair, and Vivian Brown; special friends, Paul Wilder, Ron Mayes, Arlis Miracle, Albert Miracle, Joe Wilder, Charlie Griffith, Kenneth Jackson, Gary Miracle, and Harry Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Creech-Durham Funeral Home, Pineville, with the Rev. Robert Miracle presiding.
Graveside services will be held at 12 p.m. Monday at the Joe Wilder Cemetery at Miracle. Pallbearers will be Michael Miracle, Randy Miracle, J.P. Miracle, Michelle Miracle, Colby Wilson, Wayne Touchton and Gary Miracle.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
The family received friends from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Creech-Durham Funeral Home, Pineville, which is in charge of all arrangements.