Billy Williams, superintendent of the Drew Central School District, died Tuesday. He was 66.
Williams was chosen in 2013 to lead the Drew Central School District after 12 years as superintendent of the Woodlawn School District. Prior to that, he served for seven years as principal of Monticello High School.
Mr. Williams attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello (BSE), Henderson State University (MSE), University of Central Arkansas (Secondary Principal Certificate) and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (Administrator’s Certificate).
He began his teaching career as a graduate assistant, instructor and coach at Henderson State University in 1975-76. Later, he taught and coached at Texas High School in Texaskana, Texas, Warren High School and Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas.
He went on to become a high school coach at Fordyce, then a principal at Fordyce. Later, he took the principal job at Monticello High School in order to bring his family closer to his and his wife’s ailing parents.
After receiving his superintendent’s certificate he served as superintendent at Woodlawn and Drew Central.
Visitation and a Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, September 22 at the Earl William Auditorium on the Drew Central campus in Monticello. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. The service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Warren.