William Horton Virginia Horton

Profile Updated: May 20, 2022
William Horton
Residing In: Deland, FL 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, Coordinator of Regulatory Compliance and Accreditation Programs, 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 traveled, hiked, and served as volunteers for the US Forest Service and the Highlands Center for Natural History.

In March, 2022, we moved to DeLand, FL, a small college town (Stetson University) and are enjoying exploring our new state.

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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May 20, 2022 at 1:35 PM
May 20, 2022 at 1:23 PM

Happy Birthday to you Friend Dwight! I hope you have a great day of celebration. I also hope to see you at the fall reunion. All good wishes, Calvin

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May
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May 12, 2022 at 3:15 PM

Posted on: May 08, 2022 at 1:06 PM

Karen, I send Birthday Greetings and all good wishes for a happy day with your family and friends. I hope that I will see you at the reunion that Bob Ramseur is already busy planning. As Jimmy Capps used to say: "My best to you..." Calvin

Apr
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Apr 30, 2022 at 3:34 PM

Happy Birthday, Fred! Hope you've had fun all day with your family and friends. Also, hope to see you at the October class reunion. All good wishes, Cal Horton

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Apr 30, 2022 at 11:28 AM

Posted on: Apr 29, 2022 at 4:51 PM

Happy Birthday, John! All good wishes to you and your family. I agree with Dwight: i hope you will attend the October reunion that Bob Ramseur is already planning. it would be great to see you. Best, Calvin

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Apr 21, 2022 at 12:36 PM
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Apr 10, 2022 at 11:29 AM

Happy Birthday to you, Carolyn! All good wishes for a great day of celebration. Hard to believe that we have lived more than three-quarters of a century, isn't it. Let's go for 100. Best, Calvin

Apr
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Apr 09, 2022 at 12:01 PM

Happy Birthday, Andy! Ginger and I hope you have a great day with lots of fun, friends, and family celebrating with you. All good wishes, Cal

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Apr 01, 2022 at 4:22 PM

Posted on: Apr 01, 2022 at 11:41 AM

Happy Birthday Dear Susan! happy Birthday to you! All good wishes for a great day. Calvin

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Apr 01, 2022 at 5:16 PM

Posted on: Mar 31, 2022 at 11:53 AM

John, I am always glad to be reminded that you are older than me! Happy Birthday, old friend. All good wishes to you and Kim

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Apr 07, 2022 at 11:26 AM

Posted on: Mar 17, 2022 at 4:11 PM

De An: I'm glad that you and your family are doing well. I have fond memories of you and other friends at Morson and Broughton. All good wishes. Calvin

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Feb
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Feb 21, 2022 at 4:54 PM

Posted on: Feb 21, 2022 at 11:51 AM

Dear Friend Phyllis, I hope that you have the best Birthday ever! You deserve it. We will be moving to Deland, Florida, this week so that we will be near our daughter. It'll be a relief to get it done. Take care of your self. All good wishes, Calvin

Feb
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Feb 15, 2022 at 11:42 AM

Robert, Happy Birthday! Hope we have a reunion and we're both able to attend. Best, Calvin

Feb
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Feb 12, 2022 at 12:34 PM

Ron, Hope you have a happy birthday, and that you remain in good health for a long time. Calvin

Jan
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Jan 23, 2022 at 12:24 PM

Gennie, We'll be house-hunting in Deland, Florida, on your birthday, so I am sending early best wishes for a good day and a great celebration. Happy Birthday, friend Gennie! Cal

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Jan
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Jan 18, 2022 at 3:44 PM

Posted on: Jan 18, 2022 at 11:37 AM

Don, I'm glad that we're still friends after so many years. We're packing to move to Florida, and I recently found some old Finch's memorabilia. Brought back great memories of playing baseball with you and the other guys. Sadly, some of them have passed on to whatever is next. I hope that all goes well for you and your family. Have a great Birthday!
Best, Cal

Jan
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Jan 16, 2022 at 11:45 AM

A Glorious Happy Birthday to you, friend Mera! I hope that you have a spectacular day with much joy and merriment. I am sending a Zen Hug your way. All good wishes, Cal

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Jan 16, 2022 at 6:58 PM

Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 at 2:40 PM

Happy Birthday, friend Susan. I hope that you celebrate with your family, eat too much cake, and drink too much wine. All good wishes, Cal

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Jan 11, 2022 at 6:48 PM

Posted on: Jan 07, 2022 at 11:48 AM

Nancy, I hope that you have a great Birthday celebration, and that your big brother gives you a great gift. All good wishes, Calvin