William Calvin Horton

Profile Updated: February 3, 2017
William Calvin Horton
Residing In: Prescott, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: Ginger Brown Horton
Occupation: Retired
Children: William Alexander Horton (Alex), born 1970, Principal of West Phoenix High School, The Leona Group; More…three children. Lauren L. Hannapel, born 1977, Infection Preventionist, Halifax Health Care, Daytona Beach, Florida; two children.
Yes! Attending Reunion
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wcalvinhorton@gmail.com

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Ginger and I began dating in 1960, married in 1965, and lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, until 1967 while I finished my undergraduate work in political science. We moved to Charlotte, where she was a school teacher and I worked in various positions in the City of Charlotte personnel department.

I obtained an educational leave and we again lived in Chapel Hill from 1971-72 while I worked on a Master of Public Administration degree. We returned to Charlotte and resumed our careers, remaining there until 1974, when I was appointed Assistant City Manager of Decatur, Georgia. Ginger continued her work as a middle school music teacher until Lauren was born in 1977. She eventually resumed work as the school secretary for Lauren's elementary school.

We remained in Decatur until 1989. That year, I was appointed Public Safety Director of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ginger became the school secretary/bookkeeper/business manager for a middle school in Chapel Hill.

In 1990, I was selected by the Council as Town Manager. I served in that post for sixteen years, until I retired in 2006. I also was an adjunct faculty member in the UNC School of Government, teaching the courses in city and county management in the Master of Public Administration Program from 2002 to 2008.

Ginger and I moved to Prescott, Arizona, in 2010. Prescott is in the central mountains, in the middle of the Prescott National Forest. We travel, hike, and serve as volunteers for the US Forest Service and Highlands Center for Natural History.

School Story:

Some of my favorite memories: our championship football team's outstanding season during our senior year; hours and hours at the L&M; open house at White Memorial; singing for Judy Freeman as a member of the Ensemble; Oklahoma; falling in love with Ginger.

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Sep 19, 2019 at 4:24 PM

Posted on: Sep 19, 2019 at 4:09 PM

Well! It's about time that you got here with the rest of us old-timers. Happy birthday, friend Chuck. I hope that you have a great celebration. And, as Jimmy Capps used to say: "My best to you." Cal

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Sep 17, 2019 at 12:10 PM

Randy, Hope all goes well for you and Nancy. Happy Birthday! Cal

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Sep 15, 2019 at 12:51 PM

Happy Birthday to you, friend Carolyn. I hope all goes well for you. Best, Calvin

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Aug 29, 2019 at 4:04 PM

Happy Birthday to you, Charlene. I hope you have a great celebration. Best, Calvin

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Aug 26, 2019 at 12:54 PM

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Aug 22, 2019 at 5:37 PM

Harold: Congratulations on getting a year older. It's better than the alternative. I hope you have a great celebration. Best, Calvin

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Aug 15, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Posted on: Aug 12, 2019 at 11:31 AM

Freeman, Happy Birthday! Hard to believe that so many birthdays have passed us by since Morson and Broughton. I have great memories of our times together. All good wishes. Calvin

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Aug 03, 2019 at 12:28 PM

George, I hope you have a great birthday celebration. It's been a long time since Murphy School, hasn't it! All good wishes, Cal

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Aug 02, 2019 at 12:26 PM

Happy birthday friend Larry. I hope you have a really great day with your family and friends. You deserve the best. I have many fond memories or our times together when we were growing up at Murphy, Morson, and Broughton. Sincerely, Cal

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Aug 01, 2019 at 1:13 PM

Baxter, I hope that all goes well for you and that you have a great birthday celebration. Cal

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Jul 17, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Posted on: Jul 15, 2019 at 4:14 PM

Bob, Here's an early wish for a Happy Birthday. Hope you have a good day with Peggy and that she spoils you at least a little. Sincerely, Cal

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Jul 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Happy Birthday, friend Jane. I hope that you have a very good day. You've earned it. Best, Cal

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Jul 10, 2019 at 1:37 PM

Happy Birthday, Joan. I hope that all goes well for you and that you have a glorious celebration with family and friends. Seeing your name always brings back many fond memories of Morson and Broughton days. Every good wish, Cal

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Jun 27, 2019 at 3:49 PM

Gloria: Happy birthday to you! I trust that Johnny is treating you with proper respect, a nice surprise present, a great dinner at your favorite restaurant, and a very good bottle of wine. You deserve the best. Cal

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Jun 22, 2019 at 4:18 PM

Posted on: Jun 21, 2019 at 12:29 PM

Happy Birthday friend Joanna!










Happy birthday Joanna! I hope that you have a good day with your kids and grand kids. All the best, Cal

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Jun 06, 2019 at 12:33 PM

I will always remember Marlene as the sweet and kind girl that we all knew in high school.  May she rest in peace.

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Jun 10, 2019 at 10:40 AM

Posted on: Jun 05, 2019 at 11:39 AM

Julia: Ginger and I hope that you have a rip-roaring good time on your birthday! We're in Daytona visiting our daughter and remembering why we don't like humidity. Hope all goes well for you. Best, Cal

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May 29, 2019 at 8:38 AM

Posted on: May 28, 2019 at 7:13 PM

Lynne: I hope you have the most pleasant and peaceful birthday ever. All the best, Cal

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May 26, 2019 at 4:10 PM

Posted on: May 20, 2019 at 4:31 PM

Happy Birthday, Dwight! Take a moment today to appreciate how lucky we are to still be around. All good wishes, Cal

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May 19, 2019 at 8:06 PM

Ray: Happy Birthday! Hope you've had a good day. Best, Cal