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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Aug 22, 2020 at 2:55 PM

Harold, I hope you and your family all are healthy and doing well. Have a great Birthday! All good wishes, Calvin

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Aug 12, 2020 at 1:31 PM

Remember going to visit Charles Craven on the day of the Morson Bomb Scare? Walking through the snow to go sledding at the Carolina Country Club? And, a thousand other great memories of our friendship. Happy Birthday, Freeman. I hope that you and Peggy have a real celebration. All good wishes, Calvin

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Aug 03, 2020 at 1:23 PM

Posted on: Aug 03, 2020 at 11:59 AM

George, I hope you have a great Birthday celebration with family and friends. All good wishes to you. Calvin

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Aug 02, 2020 at 7:24 PM

Posted on: Aug 02, 2020 at 1:01 PM

Baxter, Sorry to be a day late in wishing you a great Birthday celebration. All of us old people need to celebrate whenever we get an excuse! Good wishes to you and your family, Calvin

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Aug 02, 2020 at 3:14 PM

Posted on: Aug 02, 2020 at 12:56 PM

Happy Birthday, friend Larry. I still remember us playing baseball inside the blimp hangar at Elizabeth City when our championship game got rained out. Quite an experience. All the best to you, Calvin

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Jul 19, 2020 at 7:18 AM

Posted on: Jul 18, 2020 at 3:19 PM

Bob, I'm glad that you're still here and that I am, also. We are fortunate. I hope you have a good day and a great Birthday celebration with Peggy and your family. All good wishes, Cal

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Jul 15, 2020 at 12:35 PM

Friend Jane, Ginger and I hope that you have a great day with your friends an family. Happy Birthday!

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Jul 10, 2020 at 1:17 PM

Joan, I hope that you and your family have avoided the virus and that you will remain healthy. All good wishes for a great and happy birthday. Cal

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Jul 01, 2020 at 12:54 PM

Judi, How could this have happened?! If you're having a birthday, then I'll have one soon. I guess we're just lucky to have been around such a long time. I hope you have an especially good day, and that you and your family stay well. All good wishes for a great Happy Birthday! Cal