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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Feb 21, 2021 at 5:15 PM

Posted on: Feb 21, 2021 at 1:43 PM

Happy Birthday, Phyllis! You, and Linda, and Frank, and other Caraleigh friends made it a great place to grow up. I don't think it could have been any better. Hope you have a very fine day with your family and friends. And, at our age, I think it's OK to eat as much cake as we want! All good wishes to you, with a special hope that you stay well and avoid the virus. Butch, Calvin, Cal

Feb
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Feb 15, 2021 at 1:58 PM

Happy Birthday, Robert. Hope you're staying well and avoiding the Virus. All good wishes, Calvin

Feb
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Feb 12, 2021 at 3:36 PM

Ron, You're still older than I am! Happy Birthday. Calvin

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Jan 30, 2021 at 11:27 AM

Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Gennie! Happy Birthday to you!! Hope you have a great day. Stay well. Calvin

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Jan 18, 2021 at 6:41 PM

Posted on: Jan 18, 2021 at 3:26 PM

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Don! Happy Birthday to you! And, a wish for many more. Best, Cal

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Jan 17, 2021 at 2:31 PM

Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 at 11:27 AM

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Mera! Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a splendid day. Also hope that you and your family have been fortunate and have avoided the Virus. All good wishes, Cal

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Jan 15, 2021 at 5:47 PM

Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 at 4:25 PM

Hope you have a very merry Birthday and a happy celebration. Let the Wild Rumpus begin! Best, Cal

Dec
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Dec 18, 2020 at 1:02 PM

Mack, Happy Birthday , old friend. I hope that Carol will make sure you have a good birthday celebration, even though the Virus may prevent you from the kind of large scale event that you deserve. Merry Christmas, and may God's blessings make for a very Happy New Year. Sincerely, Calvin

Dec
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Dec 09, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Happy Birthday, Ruth! Hope you have a great and safe birthday celebration. Best, Calvin

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Nov 24, 2020 at 8:26 PM

Posted on: Nov 24, 2020 at 11:45 AM

Peggy, Happy Birthday to you! I trust that Bob will spoil you properly; and, I hope that you, Bob, and your family are healthy and that you continue to escape the virus. All good wishes, Cal

Nov
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Nov 16, 2020 at 3:06 PM

Happy Birthday, Ben! All good wishes coming your way, and a Zen cake with lots of candles. Best, Cal

Nov
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Nov 10, 2020 at 12:55 PM

Happy Birthday, Martin! I hope that you and your family have been healthy during this perilous time. All good wishes for a good day of celebration. Best, Cal

Oct
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Oct 26, 2020 at 1:07 PM

Billy: Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day and lots of fun with family and friends. Cal

Oct
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Oct 24, 2020 at 1:13 PM

Happy Birthday, Nancy! I hope you and your family have avoided the Virus and that all are doing well. Best wishes, Cal

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Sep 20, 2020 at 1:53 PM

I met Marshall when I was in the fifth grade at Murphy Elementary School.  He was a nice guy with a good sense of humor.  He never let his physical challenges keep him from participating in every school activity.  I am sorry that we have lost him.  Cal Horton

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Sep 19, 2020 at 4:11 PM

Posted on: Sep 19, 2020 at 11:44 AM

Chuck, I hope you have a great celebration with too much good food, too much good wine, and too many friends and family members. We experienced a toilet overflow a while back, and both Ginger and I remembered one of your lines from Class Night: "If yon well overfloweth one more time..." All good wishes, Cal

Sep
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Sep 17, 2020 at 5:24 PM

Happy Birthday, old friend. Hope you have a great one. All good wishes, Cal

Sep
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Sep 15, 2020 at 11:48 AM

Happy Birthday, older friend. Hope you have a great celebration. Calvin

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Aug 29, 2020 at 12:32 PM

Charlene, I send all good wishes for a nice family celebration of your birthday. Hope that all goes well for you. Best, Calvin

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Aug 28, 2020 at 11:22 AM

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