Dennis Thompson

Profile Updated: February 18, 2018
Dennis Thompson
Class Year: 1959
Residing In: Newnan, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Jane
Occupation: Retired Airline Pilot, worked as sub teacher
Children: Alice, born 1962
Glenn, born 1964
Dawn, born 1970
10 grandchildren
2 great granddaughters
Military Service: Army Reserve  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Life After High School (tell us what you've been up to):

After graduation I worked for Reeder & McGaughey Sporting Goods and attended GA State Univ. I eventually graduated from Barry Univ. in Miami Shores, FL with a B.S. Degree.
Entered Army Reserve in 1960. My reserve unit was a Combat Engineer Battalion where I initially served as company clerk, then as a combat demollition specialist.
Worked for College Park Post Office from 1961 to 1966.
Married Jane Lassetter from Newnan, GA in 1962 and we currently live on some acreage near Newnan.
Attended Flight Schools in 1964-65 and obtained Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor and Instrument Ratings.
Worked for Eastern Air Lines from 1966 to 1989, where I eventually made Captain on the DC9 and B727. I also did Union work [ALPA] and was the Atlanta Stiike Chairman in 1989.
Flew as Capt. on B727 for Kiwi Int'l. Airlines from 1994 until 1996.
Flew as Capt. on B727 for Kitty Hawk Air Cargo from 1996 until 2007 when I retired. Also served as a Check Airman: Checking out new captains and co-pilots on the B727.
I worked as a substitute teacher for the Coweta County School System from 2008 to 2015. I specialized in Math, Science, Art, and History and also covered some foreign language classes [French, German, and Spanish].
I am proud to say that either thru work or private travel I have touched the soil of each of the 50 states in the Union. I have also traveled to Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe.
I have 10 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters who are all doing fine. For the most part my wife and I are in pretty fair health for our age.
I have been very blessed.

School Story:

Played football, ran track, and played B team basketball. Still remember Coach Badgett's practices in 100 degree plus weather with little or no water. Coach thought it would make us tough. This was before it was discovered that it was important to stay hydrated. We were lucky some of us did not die.

Was part of Color Guard in ROTC along with Riley Nix, Jimmy Bagley, and Ward Akins. We won best Color Guard in County Competion.

Also enjoyed being in the Senior Play, "WE DUDE IT."

List the names of any of your siblings or other relatives who attended CPHS.

Donald (1954)
Marcia (1962)
Glenda (1963)

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Jul 06, 2020 at 3:28 PM

Happy Birthday "Jets". Hope you're having a great day!

Jul 05, 2020 at 12:43 PM

Happy Birthday Wayne. Hope you're enjoying your day!

Jul 05, 2020 at 12:41 PM

Happy Birthday Charlie. Have a great day!

Jul 04, 2020 at 1:22 PM

Jack I'm wishing you the best birthday possible after the loss of your daughter this past year. Hope all is well with you and your family>

Jun 29, 2020 at 12:11 PM

Happy Birthday Maxine, Have a wonderful day!!!!

Jun 25, 2020 at 1:36 PM

Happy Birthday Sandra. Hope you are doing well. Have a great day!

May 29, 2020 at 3:07 PM

Happy Birthday. As I said last year, you need to take better care of yourself. You're looking like you could be as much as 31 years old. lol

May 27, 2020 at 2:42 PM

Happy Birthday Lisa. you're enjoying your day! Love ya.

May 27, 2020 at 2:40 PM

Happy Birthday Nancy. Have a great day! Love ya.

May 21, 2020 at 12:58 PM

Happy Birthday Carl. Have a great day 0le buddy. My regards to Melody.

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May 19, 2020 at 2:25 PM

Posted on: May 19, 2020 at 1:48 PM

Happy Birthday Jack. Hope you're enjoying your day. I appreciate having a schoolmate who thinks along the same political lines I do.

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May 16, 2020 at 11:07 AM
May 14, 2020 at 1:40 PM

Happy Birthday Gary. Have a great day!

May 13, 2020 at 11:31 AM

Happy Birthday Lana. Enjoy your day!

May 11, 2020 at 11:44 AM

Happy Birthday Julian. Hope you have a great day!

May 05, 2020 at 2:27 PM

Happy Birthday Shirley. Enjoy your day!!!

May 01, 2020 at 11:38 AM

Happy Birthday Roger. Hope all your family is doing well. Have a great day. Please give me a call at 770-253-6380. Nothing special, I would just like to have a contact with you and your family.

Apr 27, 2020 at 1:41 PM

Happy Birthday Faye. Hope you and your family & families are doing well. Please give my love to all.

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Apr 27, 2020 at 4:17 AM

Posted on: Apr 26, 2020 at 12:05 PM

Happy Birthday Paulette. Hope you, Thurbert, and your family are doing okay. Trust your handling "Isolation" well. Love, Dennis

Apr 17, 2020 at 11:54 AM

Happy Birthday Larry. Enjoy your day!