In Memoriam: Bill Old, Headmaster 1981-85

Published On: February 17th, 2023 | Categories: Food for Thought |

To the Powhatan Community,

We were saddened to learn this weekend of the passing of Bill Old, Powhatan’s 6th Headmaster from 1981-1985. Bill led our school during a period of great transition, first serving in an interim capacity and then as the permanent Headmaster for several years. Sally Megeath remembers him continuing our strong focus on academics, leading a successful accreditation process, and bringing a strong singing voice and support for the arts. Billy Peebles was his successor and recalled that Bill was wonderful during the transition, adding that his counsel and perspective were very helpful.

We are thankful for all Bill did to build Powhatan’s history and traditions. More information about his life and pursuits after Powhatan is available through Jones Funeral Home. Please join me in expressing our condolences to the Old family.

Jay Briar
Head of School