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)

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Nov
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Nov 21, 2019 at 5:19 PM

Posted on: Nov 21, 2019 at 1:27 PM

Happy Birthday, Livy. Have a great day! Also, I enjoy having you as a political soulmate. Dennis

Nov
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Nov 19, 2019 at 3:00 PM

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

Nov
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Nov 17, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Happy Birthday, Paul. Hope you're enjoying your dad!

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Nov
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Nov 16, 2019 at 12:38 PM

Posted on: Nov 16, 2019 at 11:34 AM

Happy Birthday, Espy. Wishing you a great day!

Nov
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Nov 08, 2019 at 1:01 PM

Hello Steve, Happy Birthday! I hope all is well with you. How about Brenda? I haven't been able to find out anything about her. I hope she is well. Please contact me, and let me know. Thanks.

Oct
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Oct 22, 2019 at 1:32 PM

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

Oct
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Oct 21, 2019 at 4:55 PM

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

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Oct
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Oct 19, 2019 at 9:47 PM

Posted on: Oct 19, 2019 at 11:16 AM

Happy Birthday Chuck. Have a great day! Sorry you missed our meeting Thursday. We had a great time.

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Oct 19, 2019 at 11:11 AM

Posted on: Oct 18, 2019 at 12:03 PM

Happy Birthday Neal; hope you're having a great day!

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Oct
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Oct 18, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Posted on: Oct 17, 2019 at 10:45 PM

Happy Birthday Freddy. Hope you've had a great day!

Oct
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Oct 17, 2019 at 4:42 PM

Happy Birthday Robin. Have a great day!

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Oct 16, 2019 at 7:50 PM

Posted on: Oct 16, 2019 at 6:27 PM

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Don't forget Lunch Get Together tomorrow, Thursday, Oct.17th, at 11:30 at Piccadilly Cafeteria on Godby Road south of Airport. If you have any questions, call me at 770-253-6380. dt

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Oct
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Oct 19, 2019 at 11:07 AM

Posted on: Oct 16, 2019 at 6:26 PM

Don't forget Lunch Get Together tomorrow, Thursday, Oct.17th, at 11:30 at Piccadilly Cafeteria on Godby Road south of Airport. If you have any questions, call me at 770-253-6380. dt

Oct
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Oct 12, 2019 at 11:48 AM

Happy Birthday Charlie. Have a great day!

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Oct 10, 2019 at 2:24 PM

Posted on: Oct 09, 2019 at 2:12 PM

Hi Gary, I've Scheduled a lunch get together for Badgett's Boys & Friends on Thursday, October 17th. Anyone is invited, including ladies. If you know of anyone who would like to join us, please invite them. Anyone know how to reach Jack Martin? It will be held at Piccadilly's Cafeteria on Godby Road off Old National Hwy off I85 just south of the airport around 11:30 am.

Please let me know if you plan to attend and if any ladies are coming with you (so I can invite other ladies). Please respond to this or call me at 770-253-6380.

Thanks,
Dennis

Oct
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Oct 09, 2019 at 2:02 PM

Hello Jack,I Scheduled a lunch get together for Badgett's Boys & Friends on Thursday, October 17th. Anyone is invited, including ladies. If you know of anyone who would like to join us, please invite them. Anyone know how to reach Gary Ivester or Jack Martin? It will be held at Piccadilly's Cafeteria on Godby Road off Old National Hwy off I85 just south of the airport around 11:30 am.

Please let me know if you plan to attend and if any ladies are coming with you (so I can invite other ladies). Please respond to this or call me at 770-253-6380.

Thanks,
Dennis

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Oct 09, 2019 at 10:31 PM

Posted on: Oct 09, 2019 at 1:55 PM

Hello Bob, I Scheduled a lunch get together for Badgett's Boys & Friends on Thursday, October 17th. Anyone is invited, including ladies. If you know of anyone who would like to join us, please invite them. Anyone know how to reach Gary Ivester or Jack Martin? It will be held at Piccadilly's Cafeteria on Godby Road off Old National Hwy off I85 just south of the airport around 11:30 am.

Please let me know if you plan to attend and if any ladies are coming with you (so I can invite other ladies). Please respond to this or call me at 770-253-6380.

Thanks,
Dennis

Oct
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Oct 05, 2019 at 5:31 PM

Happy Birthday Jimmy. Hope you've had a great day!

Oct
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Oct 03, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Happy Birthday Larry, Enjoy your day!

Oct 03, 2019 at 1:32 PM

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