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.
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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 01, 2020 at 1:26 PM

Happy Birthday sweet Susan! I have many pleasant memories from our school days together. Hope you're treated extraordinarily well in honor of your birthday. And, I hope that you and your family all are and remain healthy. Good wishes and a Birthday hug to you, Calvin

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Apr 01, 2020 at 3:17 PM

Posted on: Mar 31, 2020 at 1:29 PM

John, Happy Birthday! I hope that Kim spoils you even more than usual today; an old codger like you deserves it! We're living in strange times, aren't we. I hope that and Kim get through all this in good health. All good wishes, Cal

Mar 28, 2020 at 12:46 PM

Earl, congratulations on reaching another milestone. Who would ever have thought that we would be so old! I hope you have a great day with your family and friends. Best, Cal

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Mar 05, 2020 at 8:59 AM

Posted on: Mar 03, 2020 at 2:57 PM

Richard: Here's wishing you doughnuts, cherry Pepsi's, barbecue, and all the other tasty things that we ate so much of without being concerned about living as long as we have. Happy Birthday, old friend. Cal

Feb 23, 2020 at 1:20 PM

Johnny, I hope that Gloria has treated you with the proper respect deserved by such an old guy on your birthday. Hope you have a happy day with your family and friends. All good wishes, Cal

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Feb 21, 2020 at 2:08 PM

Posted on: Feb 21, 2020 at 12:21 PM

Happy Birthday to you, Phyllis. It's hard to believe that we've known each other such a long time. I have many pleasant memories of growing up with you and our other friends in Caraleigh. It was a good place to be a kid, wasn't it. I hope you have some chocolate layer cake and big smiles from your family to help you celebrate. All good wishes, Calvin

Feb 15, 2020 at 6:21 PM

Happy Birthday, Old Man. Cal

Feb 12, 2020 at 12:45 PM

Happy Birthday, Ron. All good wishes to you and Mary B, too.

Jan 31, 2020 at 11:49 AM

Happy Birthday, friend Katharine. All good wishes for a great day. Best, Cal

Jan 30, 2020 at 5:52 PM

Hey, Birthday Lady. I hope you've been treated especially well today, your Birthday. All good wishes to you. Cal

Jan 18, 2020 at 12:38 PM

From Little League to Old Timers League, and it only took three quarters of a century. How about that sports fans! Happy Birthday friend Don. All good wishes, Cal

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Jan 16, 2020 at 6:31 PM
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Jan 14, 2020 at 6:14 PM

Posted on: Jan 14, 2020 at 11:27 AM

A very merry birthday to you.
To who?
To you.
A very merry birthday to you.
Who me?
Yes, you!
Let's all congratulate you with another cup of tea.
A very merry birthday to you!

Bu, maybe a glass of wine instead of a cup of tea.

All good wishes, Cal

Dec 18, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Happy Birthday, Mack. I hope that you and Carol will have a good day together with family and friends. All good wishes, Cal

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Dec 14, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Forrest was a good fellow whose adventurous spirit was clear even in high school.  I did not know, but am not surprised, that be became a navy Seal.  He seemed always to be interested in challenging himself.  I have only fond memories of the times that we spent together.  My sincere condolences to his family.  Cal Horton

Dec 12, 2019 at 1:40 PM
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Nov 17, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Posted on: Nov 16, 2019 at 10:47 PM

Ben, Just got back to town and realized that I was about to miss sending you birthday greetings. I hope that all goes well for you and Francine. Happy birthday! Cal

Nov 10, 2019 at 12:29 PM

Happy Birthday, Martin! Amazing that we survived our high school exploits and that we have lasted such a long time. All good wishes for you and Karin. Cal

Oct 26, 2019 at 2:25 PM

Billy, I hope you have a very happy Birthday, enjoying time with family and friends, and remembering only the good times from the old days. All good wishes, Cal