Funeral for Alfredo Miranda, 62, Lawton, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, at Comanche Nation Funeral Home Chapel, with Chaplain Davis officiating.
Mr. Miranda passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, with his loving family by his side.
Burial with full military honors will be at Fort Sill National Cemetery.
Prayer service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Drummond of Greater Galilee Baptist Church officiating.
Alfredo was born March 10, 1956, to Modesto Miranda and Aurelia Escalera Miranda in Coamo, Puerto Rico. He grew up Puerto Rico until the age of 8, and then moved to New Jersey with his family. He attended school there and graduated from Eastside High School in 1973. He enlisted in the Army on Sept. 13, 1974, in Newark, N.J. He was a track vehicle repairer for most of his career. He served in the Gulf War in Desert Storm. He was awarded many awards and medals during his service to include: Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Achievement Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (K), Kuwait Liberation Medal (SA), Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Services Stars (BSS), Noncommissioned Officer's Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd) with Driver-W Bar. He then retired at Fort Sill where he made Lawton his home.
He married Caroline Pete in Lawton on Jan. 20, 2006. He enjoyed fixing cars, spending time with family and friends, going to the casino, dancing, barbecuing, watching "NCIS" on TV and taking care of his dogs Buckshot and Goldie.
He is survived by his wife, of the home; mother, Aurelia Escalera, Newark N.J.; children: Tia Miranda, of Maryland, Julie Miranda and Marcos Gonzalez -Robles, currently stationed in Baumholder Germany, Candice Lopez and husband Nathan Lopez, Lawton, Stephanie Landeros and husband Jorge Landeros, Apache, and Denise Hood and husband Matthew Hood, Fernley Nev.; brothers and sisters: Maria Miranda, Jacksonville Fla., Modesto Miranda, Ida Miranda, both of New Jersey, and Angel Miranda, of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, and sister, Aurelia "Yeyita" Miranda.