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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Apr 11, 2019 at 6:59 PM

Posted on: Apr 11, 2019 at 5:22 PM

Andy, I've been trying to offer Happy Birthday wishes through this portal for three days with no success. Hope it goes through this time. All good wishes. Cal {Hooray! It went through.}

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Apr 05, 2019 at 9:25 AM

Posted on: Apr 04, 2019 at 6:45 PM

Carleton, I hope you've had a great birthday celebration with your family and friends. All good wishes, Cal

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Apr 02, 2019 at 7:22 AM

Posted on: Apr 01, 2019 at 5:32 PM

Susan, Time flies whether you're having fun or not, so you may as well have fun! I hope you've had lots of fun celebrating your birthday with family and friends. All good wishes, Cal

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Apr 01, 2019 at 5:47 PM

Posted on: Mar 31, 2019 at 1:51 PM

John, Here I go again with the totally useless exercise of wishing you a happy birthday, knowing that you will never see this message; but Happy Birthday, anyway. Cal

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Mar 28, 2019 at 4:47 PM

Happy Birthday, Earl. I hope that you have been treated with the proper respect that all really old people deserve! Best wishes, Cal

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Mar 22, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019 at 7:24 PM

Roy, We're about to open a nice Malbec and will make a toast to you on your birthday! I hope you've had a very happy day. Best, Cal

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Mar 10, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Lanse and I created a lot of mischief in high school, including trips to the Yellow Light.  He was a good friend and kind to everyone he met.  I am glad that he had such a good life with his family.  Sincerely, Cal Horton

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Mar 04, 2019 at 12:01 PM

Posted on: Mar 03, 2019 at 11:56 AM

Richard, Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a great day. Can't pass a Krispy Kreme without thinking of your mother or a barbecue joint without thinking of Cooper's. Many happy memories. Hope all goes well for you. Best, Cal

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Feb 24, 2019 at 10:32 PM

Posted on: Feb 23, 2019 at 12:08 PM

Johnny, Some of my best memories from high school include you and the other members of the Ensemble. Every once in awhile I listen to the recordings that were made in 1961-62 and still get a smile thinking about you and all of our friends . Happy birthday old friend. Cal

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Feb 21, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Posted on: Feb 21, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Happy birthday, Phyllis! I hope that you have a great day with your family, a lot of good food, and plenty of fellowship. All good wishes to you, Calvin

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Feb 15, 2019 at 7:47 PM

Robert,

I hope you've had a great Birthday celebration, one that is appropriate for someone of your advanced age! Best, Cal

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Feb 12, 2019 at 7:22 PM

Happy Birthday, old friend. Hope you have a great day. Best, Cal

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Jan 30, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Friend Katharine, I hope that all goes well for you on your birthday, that you have a pleasant visit with family and friends, that you enjoy a fine meal with an interesting wine, and that you and Larry truly celebrate the anniversary of your entry into this world. My best to you, may your dreams come true, as Jimmy Capps used to say.

Jan 30, 2019 at 11:31 AM

Gennie: Happy Birthday to You. I hope you have a great celebration. Best, Cal

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Jan 18, 2019 at 8:08 PM

Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Don, I wish you a Happy Birthday with good food, good friends, and family. I will never forget how much fun we had playing baseball together when we were kids. Best, Cal

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Jan 17, 2019 at 4:01 AM

Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 at 12:01 PM

Happy Birthday, Mera! I hope you have a great day, with enough fun and friends to make it memorable. Best, Cal

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Jan 15, 2019 at 1:36 PM

Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 at 2:12 PM

A very merry Birthday to you, Susan! I hope you are regaled with proper ceremonies. Best, Cal

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Dec 18, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Mack, I hope that you have a family celebration in honor of your birthday. Aren't we lucky to have lived so long and so well. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Cal

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Dec 11, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Happy Birthday, Ruth! Sorry to be late, but we've been travelling. Hope all goes well for you. Best, Cal