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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Jan 04, 2021 at 12:58 PM

Happy Birthday Barbara. Hope all is well with you. Have a great day!

Dec 29, 2020 at 11:17 AM

Happy Birthday Norma. Hope all is well with you. Also have a Happy New Year.

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Dec 28, 2020 at 11:36 AM

Posted on: Dec 28, 2020 at 11:07 AM

Happy Birthday Mary Ruth. Hope all is well with you. Have a great day and Happy New Year!

Dec 24, 2020 at 11:45 AM

Happy Birthday Tommy and Merry Christmas. Hope all is well with you. Have a great day!

Dec 16, 2020 at 11:23 AM

Happy Birthday MC. Hope you are doing well.

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Dec 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM

Posted on: Dec 11, 2020 at 2:46 PM

Happy Birthday Becky. Hope all is well.

Dec 04, 2020 at 11:26 AM

Happy Birthday Mike. Enjoy your day.

Dec 04, 2020 at 11:25 AM

Happy Birthday Bobby. Have a great day my friend.

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Dec 03, 2020 at 2:49 PM

Posted on: Dec 02, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Thanks for all you do with our website Wanda. I am sorry to learn you lost your husband last year.

Dec 01, 2020 at 1:11 PM

Happy Birthday Theresa. Hope all is well with you. Have a wonderful day!

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Nov 30, 2020 at 8:02 PM

Posted on: Nov 29, 2020 at 10:47 AM

Janice, again I am so sorry to hear about Bill; I've always thought well of him. Can you bring be up to date on what happened. Was his death sudden? Did it have anything to do with the Covid Virus. I'd appreciate you letting me know. Thanks. Dennis

Nov 26, 2020 at 7:32 PM

Happy Birthday & Happy Thanksgiving Mary Ellen. hope you've had a great day!

Nov 24, 2020 at 10:39 AM

Happy Birthday Judy. Have a wonderful day! Love you dear friend. Give me a call some times. I'd like to know how things are going with you.

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Nov 21, 2020 at 11:44 PM

Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 at 11:19 AM

Happy Birthday Livy. Hope you are having a wonderful day. It has been great getting back in touch with you since high school. I remember you well, although I often wonder why and how. We never dated, ran around together, or even had classes together, but for some reason I seem to know you pretty well. Also happy we share political views. Be well!

Nov 19, 2020 at 11:18 AM

Happy Birthday DeLacy. Enjoy your day.

Nov 17, 2020 at 11:22 AM

Happy Birthday Paul. Hope all is well. Have a great day!

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Nov 16, 2020 at 4:46 PM

Posted on: Nov 16, 2020 at 10:43 AM

Happy Birthday Espy. Hope all is well with you. Have a great day!

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Nov 15, 2020 at 2:51 PM

Posted on: Nov 13, 2020 at 2:39 PM

Happy Birthday Plato. Hope you're having a great day. You probably don't remember me, but I was in the 8th grade when you graduated. Donald Thompson was my older brother (he died in 1988). I was also an airline pilot. I initially hired on with Eastern and finished by career at Kittyhawk Air Cargo as a Check Captain. I also remember your mom as a sub teacher. She was a nice, intelligent lady but did not tolerate any nonsense.

Nov 13, 2020 at 2:28 PM

Happy Birthday Mike. Hope you're having a great day. Do you still have that airplane?

Nov 06, 2020 at 1:13 PM

Happy Birthday Jean. You probably don't remember me, but I am Donald Thompson's younger brother (he passed away in 1988). I also ran around with Kenneth some. What is the story on Kenneth? I haven't heard anything about him in many years.