William Dixon Miracle
January 21, 1925 – July 3, 2019
William Dixon Miracle was a World War II Naval officer, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He passed away on July 3rd, 2019.
Born in Oak Cliff on January 21,1925, Dixon lived in Dallas until he and his "West Texas German sweetheart”, Frances Wessels Miracle, built their home in 1998 on the Miracle Farm in Ovilla, Texas. After completing his Naval duty in the South Pacific, Dixon attended SMU. He then worked for Miracle Brokerage Company, succeeding his father as President. He was President of the Dallas Food Brokers Association and received many national Food Brokers Awards from his clients. He was a servant of God, serving at Oak Woods then Oak Cliff Christian Churches as Sunday School teacher, Elder, and Chairman of the Board. Later he made First Baptist Church in Cedar Hill his place of worship.
He enjoyed his many years volunteering for Meals on Wheels. He was famous for his repertoire of jokes and stories, tales of his worldwide travels and of his World War II service on Ebeye and Kwajalein Islands. He loved singing, writing poems, and listening to all types of music. He was an avid golfer, played tennis and cards with friends; a voracious reader and a crossword puzzle devotee. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers (he even attended a Texas Rangers’ World Series game at the Ball Park in Arlington).
Dixon was preceded in death by his parents, William Elbert and Anna Lee Alexander Miracle; and, his beloved wife of 61 years, Frances Wessels Miracle.
He is survived by his children - Cindy Miracle, David Miracle and his wife Linda, and Joan Miracle Marcus and her husband Steven; his grandchildren Lesli Crandall, Betsey Marcus, and Jake Marcus; and his great-granddaughter Katie Fuller. In addition, he is survived by his sisters Virginia Allen and Carolyn Miracle, plus many nieces and nephews. A dedicated family man, Dixon was a blessing of love and support for all who loved him. We will miss him dearly. He was our hero.
Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, July 17 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Cedar Hill: 602 W Belt Line Rd, Cedar Hill, TX 75104.
First Baptist Church, Cedar Hill
602 W Belt Line Rd