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)

Dennis' Latest Interactions

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Jul 18, 2019 at 3:18 PM

Happy Birthday, Gary. Enjoy your day!

Jul 16, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Happy Birthday, Anne. Hope you're enjoying your day!

Jul 15, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Hi Liza. If I remember correctly, you used to be good friends with Tina McGaughey. I worked for her dad, and was friends with her brother Cliff Jr. and her cousin Bobby. Do you have any contact for her? Please let me know if you do. Also, please say hello to Hunter for me.

Jul 12, 2019 at 1:20 PM

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

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Jul 10, 2019 at 2:44 PM

Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 at 12:13 PM

Happy Birthday, Carolyn. Enjoy your day!

Jul 07, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Happy Birthday, Max. Enjoy your day!

Jul 06, 2019 at 12:54 PM

Happy Birthday, Ronald. Enjoy your day! Thanks for all you did for my brother.

Jul 04, 2019 at 2:59 PM

Happy Birthday, Jack. Have a great 4th also.

Jun 29, 2019 at 2:25 PM

Happy Birthday, Maxine. Hope you're enjoying your day.

Jun 25, 2019 at 8:33 PM

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

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Jun 03, 2019 at 9:45 PM

Posted on: Jun 02, 2019 at 12:13 PM

Ward, I want to wish you the happiest birthday possible considering it's your first one in many many years without your beloved Shirley.

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Jun 02, 2019 at 2:25 PM

Posted on: Jun 01, 2019 at 2:26 PM

Happy Birthday, Cowboy! Hope you're enjoying your day. Sorry you couldn't make the last "Badgett Boys" get together. I'm going to try to play another one around October. Hope you can make it. My best to Danelle.

May 30, 2019 at 1:42 PM

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

May 27, 2019 at 3:29 PM

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

May 24, 2019 at 3:28 PM

Hello, Donald. I'm Donald Thompson's brother. Happened to see your name on FB regarding your upcoming Birthday. Just wondered if you were kin to Dr. Eugene Gibson. He was my grand uncle (my grandmother's .brother). In any event, wishing you a happy birthday.

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May 19, 2019 at 11:49 PM

Posted on: May 19, 2019 at 1:16 PM

Happy Birthday, Jack. Hope you're having a great day. I enjoy our communications on FB.

May 14, 2019 at 6:45 PM

Happy Birthday, Gary!

May 13, 2019 at 2:28 PM

Happy Birthday, Lana. My wife Jane sends her best wishes also.

May 12, 2019 at 7:43 PM

Sorry I'm a day late. Hope you had a Happy Birthday Julian.

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May 09, 2019 at 5:47 PM

Posted on: May 08, 2019 at 8:47 PM

Happy Birthday, Phil! Hope you've enjoyed your day.