Horton honored as Lee Administrator of Year

Former Plantersville Principal Bill Horton's daughter Ginger Murray; her husband, Steve Murray; and his grandchildren Katie Beth, Casey and Luke were present on Tuesday night was Horton was posthumously honored as Lee County's Administrator of the Year.

Former Plantersville Principal Bill Horton’s daughter Ginger Murray; her husband, Steve Murray; and his grandchildren Katie Beth, Casey and Luke were present on Tuesday night was Horton was posthumously honored as Lee County’s Administrator of the Year.

Former Plantersville Middle Principal Bill Horton was honored posthumously Tuesday night at the Lee County School District’s Administrator of the Year.

Horton died of a heart attack in November after seven years at the school. He was a coach in the district before that.

His daughter Ginger Murray; her husband, Steve Murray and his grandchildren Katie Beth, Casey and Luke were present for the ceremony.

“He was retired military, so he understood and exhibited structure, and was very set on doing things the way they were supposed to be done,” Lee County Superintendent Jimmy Weeks told the Daily Journal’s Riley Manning. “But at the same time he was very compassionate, so the students knew how much he cared about them.”