Ted passed away Jan. 27, 2011, in Lubbock, Texas. A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel. Ted was born Feb. 12, 1949, in Newport, Ark., to Ross and Ina Van Winkle. Both his parents preceded him in death, along with his wife, Julia (Chris) Van Winkle.
Other survivors include his three sons, Kenny Van Winkle of Roswell, Johnny Van Winkle of Giddings, Texas, Robert (Annie) Van Winkle of Alamogordo: one daughter, Linda Reynolds of Golden Valley N.D.; and four grandchildren. Surviving brothers include Onas â€œRipâ€ Van Winkle and AJ (Rosalie) Van Winkle both of Tucson, Ariz. Brother Jimmie Van Winkle preceded him in death. Sisters include Bernice Simmons, Joyce (LeRoy) Schulz both of Batesville, Ark. Sisters who preceded him in death include Ruby Gunther, Mabeline Hickman and Wanda Lee Waters.
He also has too many nephews and nieces to name. Ted was a Roswell resident since 1990 and was employed at Dexter Dairy Sales as a yard hand. Pallbearers will be Kenny Van Winkle, Johnny Van Winkle and Coby Fox.