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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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

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Nov 18, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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Posted on: Nov 16, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Ben, Happy Birthday old friend. I'm glad that our paths crossed so long ago and have many happy memories of singing with you. My best to you and to Francine, too. Cal

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Nov 10, 2018 at 3:05 PM

Martin, Happy Birthday! Hard to believe that we're so old, isn't it? I trust that all goes well for you and Karin, and that you've had appropriate observances and celebrations. Best wishes, Cal

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Oct 26, 2018 at 11:52 AM

Happy Birthday Billy. Hope you're continuing to enjoy your retirement. Best, Cal

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Oct 24, 2018 at 9:34 PM

Posted on: Oct 24, 2018 at 3:47 PM

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Nancy! Happy Birthday to you! (You'll just have to imagine the singing.) Best, Cal

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Sep 17, 2018 at 3:44 PM

Randy, Happy Birthday! Hope you're staying safe and dry. Best, Cal

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Sep 16, 2018 at 4:21 PM

Posted on: Sep 16, 2018 at 3:39 PM

Chuck, We'll be on the road on your birthday so I'm sending my Birthday Greetings a little early. It was great seeing you at the reunion! Com see us if you're ever out this way. Best, Cal

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Sep 15, 2018 at 11:28 AM

Happy Birthday to you! Hope all is going well for you. Best, Cal

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Aug 29, 2018 at 1:05 PM

Happy Birthday, Charlene. From Murphy, to Morson, to Broughton -- lots of good memories. Best, Cal

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Aug 26, 2018 at 4:33 AM
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Aug 22, 2018 at 12:11 PM

Harold: I hope you have a great Birthday celebration, and that you're treated with the respect that us old codgers deserve. I have many good memories of our times at Morson and Broughton. Best wishes, Cal

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Aug 13, 2018 at 8:30 AM

Posted on: Aug 12, 2018 at 5:10 PM

Freeman, Ginger and I hope that Peggy spoils you a little bit on your birthday. We really enjoyed seeing you at the reunion. It Brought back many good memories from our times together. All the best to you, Calvin

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Aug 03, 2018 at 2:11 PM

George, Happy Birthday, friend. Hope you have a good one. Best, cal

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Aug 02, 2018 at 12:48 PM

Happy Birthday, old friend. I still remember how hard it was to hit your fastball when we were playing little league. All good wishes, Cal

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Aug 05, 2018 at 4:12 PM

Posted on: Aug 01, 2018 at 1:47 PM

Baxter, I hope that you have a great day of celebrating your birthday with family and friends. All good wishes, Cal

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Jul 22, 2018 at 3:39 PM

Happy Birthday, Richard, from one old Murphy boy to another. Best, Cal

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Jul 27, 2018 at 5:02 AM

Posted on: Jul 18, 2018 at 11:54 AM

Happy Birthday, Bob! I hope that Peggy spoils you even more than usual today. You deserve a good one. Best, Cal

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Jul 15, 2018 at 2:38 PM

Jane: Turn on your imagination and you'll hear me singing: Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, dear Jane! Happy Birthday to you! And, many more. Best to you, Cal