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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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

Jun 27, 2020 at 11:51 AM

Gloria, Ginger and I send all good wishes for a great Birthday celebration. I hope that you and all of your family have avoided the virus and will continue to do so. Best to Johnny, too. Cal and Ginger

Jun 21, 2020 at 12:25 PM

Friend Joanna, I hope that you and your family have avoided and will continue to avoid the virus , and that you will have a good celebration of your life's anniversary. Happy Birthday to You! All good wishes, Cal

Jun 05, 2020 at 6:40 PM

Julia: Happy Birthday! Ginger and I hope that all goes well for you and your family in this very strange time. All good wishes, Calvin

May 20, 2020 at 3:14 PM

Dwight: Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have a great day with as much fun as you can stand. All good wishes, Calvin

May 20, 2020 at 7:47 AM

Posted on: May 19, 2020 at 4:16 PM

Ray: The birthdays just keep coming, if we're lucky, and we are. Hope you have a great day with friends and family, while observing appropriate social distancing and wearing necessary personal protective equipment. Weird times, huh? Happy Birthday, old friend. Calvin

May 08, 2020 at 1:42 PM

Dear Friend Karen: Happy Birthday! I hope that you have a merry time with friends and family who appreciate the hard work and struggle that it takes for us old folks to make it so far along the time scale. All good wishes to you. Cal

Apr 30, 2020 at 1:13 PM

Fred, Happy Birthday! It boggles the mind to think of you "social distancing." I just can't see it. All good wishes, Cal

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Apr 29, 2020 at 3:30 PM

Posted on: Apr 29, 2020 at 2:10 PM

Happy Birthday, John! I trust that all is well for you and your family. Hard to comprehend that we have lived such a long time and seen so many changes, with more to come -- if we continue to be lucky. All good wishes, Cal

Apr 10, 2020 at 1:42 PM

Ginger and I hope that you have the best Happy Birthday ever. Imagine that we are singing the Birthday Song to you as a duet! All good wishes, and stay well. Cal

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Apr 15, 2020 at 8:56 PM

Posted on: Apr 10, 2020 at 1:29 PM

Happy Birthday, Carolyn. I hope that all goes well for you, and that you have a very nice Birthday celebration. All good wishes, Calvin

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