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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Sep 19, 2018 at 8:31 PM

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

Sep 16, 2018 at 12:44 PM

Happy Birthday, Tim. Hope you are doing well.

Sep 15, 2018 at 12:42 PM

Happy Birthday, Diana. Wishing you a great day. Hope you are well.

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Sep 15, 2018 at 5:53 PM

Posted on: Sep 15, 2018 at 12:39 PM

Happy Birthday, Starr. Hope you have a great day. Good to see you at the reunion.

Sep 14, 2018 at 8:47 PM

Happy Birthday, Alice. Hope you've enjoyed your day. BTW, I always liked your name. I named my oldest daughter Alice.

Sep 09, 2018 at 3:51 PM

Happy Birthday, Nancy. Hope you are enjoying your day. Nice seeing you at the reunion.

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Sep 16, 2018 at 8:53 AM

Posted on: Sep 09, 2018 at 3:49 PM

Happy Birthday, Janice. Hope you are doing well.

Sep 06, 2018 at 11:32 AM

Happy Birthday, "Nottingham". Hope you have a great day!

Sep 05, 2018 at 4:07 PM

Happy Birthday, Dixon. Hope it's been a great day!

Sep 04, 2018 at 2:55 PM

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

Sep 03, 2018 at 11:25 AM

Happy Birthday, Dale. Enjoy your day!

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Aug 31, 2018 at 8:17 PM
Aug 28, 2018 at 1:11 PM

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

Aug 20, 2018 at 8:49 PM

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

Aug 18, 2018 at 1:47 PM

Happy Birthday, Tommy. Hope to see you at the reunion tonight.

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Aug 15, 2018 at 10:24 PM

Posted on: Aug 15, 2018 at 2:47 PM

Happy Birthday, Bob. Will we see you at the reunion this weekend? Hope so!

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Jul 30, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Jul 25, 2018 at 1:21 PM

Happy Birthday, Mimi. Wishing you a great day!

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Jul 25, 2018 at 3:12 PM

Posted on: Jul 25, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Happy Birthday, Larry. Hope you're having a great day and hope you make the reunion.

Jul 24, 2018 at 12:07 PM

Happy Birthday, Don. Hope you have a great day!