Danny Joe Winters, 73, of Artesia, NM, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at his home. A Memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Harvest Fellowship Church in Artesia with Chaplain Terry McKean of Lakeview Christian Hospice officiating. There will be no visitation and cremation has taken place under the direction of West Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at westfuneralhomellc.com Danny Joe Winters was born on March 20, 1944 to Carl and Emma Jump Winters in Carlsbad, NM. He was raised in Carlsbad and graduated from Carlsbad High School. Following high school he served in the US Army Reserves. Danny lived in Chicago, IL for 20 years where he was employed by TWA Airlines. He then relocated to Artesia, NM and worked in insurance sales for many years as well as working as a hunting and fishing guide. In recent years Danny enjoyed working as the Doorman at the Adobe Rose Restaurant. He had a talent and passion for creating beautiful walking sticks and became known around Artesia as "The Walking Stick Man" as a result of his artistry. His favorite hobbies were hunting and fishing. Danny was a past member of the Moose Lodge, Artesia Bow Masters, Cottonwood Shooting Club and Pecos Valley Bass Masters and a past volunteer with The Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Carolyn Babcock. Danny is survived by his sons: Jon and Andy Winters both of Houston, TX; brothers: Jerry Winters of Dallas, GA and Freddy Winters of Burleson, TX and several grandchildren.
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