Ernie, (Aka Boy) passed away on May 12, 2017. He graduated from East High School in 1980, and played baseball for the Longhorns while a student there. Ernie’s passion for playing baseball started at the young age of 9 years old. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the army for 4 years, he was stationed in Korea for one year. After his discharge he became a correctional officer at Perryville Prison. Ernie is survived by his parents, Leonard Sr. and Connie Miranda, 2 sisters, Debbie Lugo and Veronica Miranda, 2 brothers, Leonard Jr. and Michael Miranda, 2 daughters, Yvonne and Desirae Miranda, 5 grandchildren, 1 niece, 2 nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be at 9:00 A.M. with a Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Interment will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at 23029 N. Cave Creek Road with full honors.