Dennis Thompson

Profile Updated: February 18, 2018
Dennis Thompson
Class Year: 1959
Residing In: Newnan, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Jane
Homepage: dennisthompson318@att.net
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)

Dennis' Latest Interactions

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Dec 09, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Happy Birthday, Mary Catherine. Hope you are doing well. Have a great day.

Dec
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Dec 04, 2018 at 3:18 PM

Happy Birthday, Mike. Wishing you a great day!

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Dec 04, 2018 at 3:54 PM

Posted on: Dec 04, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Happy Birthday, Bobby. Hope you're having a wonderful day!

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Dec 02, 2018 at 5:33 PM

Posted on: Dec 01, 2018 at 10:27 PM

Happy Birthday, Theresa. Hope you've had a wonderful day!

Nov
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Nov 26, 2018 at 3:46 PM

Happy Birthday, Mary Ellen. Hope you're having a great dat!

Nov
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Nov 25, 2018 at 10:18 AM

Sorry, I missed your birthday, Judy. Under the circumstances, I hope it was as good as possible.

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Nov 23, 2018 at 7:05 PM

Posted on: Nov 22, 2018 at 9:42 PM

Jimmy, Sorry to give bad news on Thanksgiving, but Kim Gabrels died suddenly Wednesday evening Nov. 21st around 6pm from blood clots in his lungs. He had been in the hospital for 2 days but, after his release he collapsed and died very soon after he got home. I knew you would want to know. I had had lunch with him along with Charlie Akins, Bill Curry, and Tommy only a week ago last Monday. If you have any questions call me at 770-253-6380 or email me at dennisthompson318@att.net

Nov
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Nov 22, 2018 at 9:39 AM

Jack, I don't know if you got my post on the CPHS website, but Kim Gabrels passed away suddenly last evening around 6 pm from blood clots. Sorry to ruin your Thanksgiving, but I knew you would want to know. I'll keep you informed as to arrangements.

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Nov 23, 2018 at 11:18 AM

Posted on: Nov 22, 2018 at 9:22 AM

Harold, I don't know if you got my post on the CPHS website, but Kim Gabrels passed away suddenly last evening around 6 pm from blood clots. Sorry to ruin your Thanksgiving, but I knew you would want to know. I'll keep you informed as to arrangements.

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Nov 23, 2018 at 11:56 AM

Posted on: Nov 22, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Nancy, I don't know if you got my post on the CPHS website, but Kim Gabrels passed away suddenly last evening around 6 pm from blood clots. Sorry to ruin your Thanksgiving, but I knew you would want to know. I'll keep you informed as to arrangements.

Nov
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Nov 18, 2018 at 2:30 PM

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

Nov
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Nov 17, 2018 at 2:18 PM

Happy Birthday, Paul. Hope you're having a great day!

Nov
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Nov 13, 2018 at 11:48 AM

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

Nov
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Nov 01, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Steve, Hope your upcoming Birthday is a great one. Haven't heard anything from Brenda in a while. How can I get in touch with her?

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Nov 30, 2018 at 8:32 PM

Posted on: Oct 30, 2018 at 12:40 PM

Hello Jean, and Happy Birthday! I'm Donald Thompson's younger brother. Donald passed away back in 1988 from cancer. I believe Kenneth was your brother. What has happened with him?

Oct
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Oct 22, 2018 at 2:02 PM

Happy Birthday, Nancy. Hope you enjoy your day.

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Oct 21, 2018 at 3:41 PM
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Oct 21, 2018 at 10:34 PM

Posted on: Oct 21, 2018 at 3:39 PM

Happy Birthday, Bill. Hope you're having a great day. My best to Carolyn. I'll see if I can set up another lunch get-together in the not too distant future. dt

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Oct 19, 2018 at 9:05 PM

Posted on: Oct 19, 2018 at 10:04 AM

Happy birthday, Chuck. Hope you enjoy your day!

Oct
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Oct 16, 2018 at 5:40 PM

Happy Birthday, Freddy! Hope you're halving a great day!