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 22, 2020 at 4:41 PM

A belated Happy Birthday to you Harry. Sorry I missed it, but I've been out of town for a few days.

Sep 16, 2020 at 11:29 AM

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

Sep 15, 2020 at 3:25 PM

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

Sep 15, 2020 at 3:22 PM

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

Sep 14, 2020 at 8:15 PM

I have just received word that Emmett Lee Allen (CPHS Class of 1953) has passed away recently. I have no other information. Emmett was an outstanding halfback on the football team and helped them have an undefeated regular season and win the region 1952.

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Sep 23, 2020 at 11:40 AM

Posted on: Sep 09, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Happy Birthday Nancy. Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Sep 09, 2020 at 11:58 AM

Happy Birthday Janice. Hope all is well with you and your family.

Sep 06, 2020 at 12:51 PM

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

Sep 05, 2020 at 2:08 PM

Happy Birthday Dixon. Hope you enjoy your day!!!

Sep 04, 2020 at 12:18 PM

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

Sep 02, 2020 at 8:51 PM

Hello Dale, Hope you have a Happy Birthday. Jimmy Davenport would like to get in touch with you. Please send your phone number to Thanks.

Aug 31, 2020 at 12:08 PM

Happy Birthday Buddy. Hope all is well with you and that you have a great day!

Aug 30, 2020 at 10:13 PM

Happy Birthday Richard.

Aug 28, 2020 at 11:42 AM

Happy Birthday Sue. hope you're doing well.

Aug 20, 2020 at 11:50 AM

Happy Birthday Barbara. Hope you enjoy your day. Stay well!

Aug 19, 2020 at 12:21 PM

Happy Birthday Tommy. Have a great day!!

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Aug 16, 2020 at 3:37 PM

Posted on: Aug 15, 2020 at 11:06 AM

Happy Birthday Bob. Enjoy your day. Hope all is well. Maybe we can have another lunch get-together in the not too distant future.

Jul 30, 2020 at 1:47 PM

Happy, happy birthday! Wishing you an awesome day.

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Jul 30, 2020 at 4:33 AM
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Jul 26, 2020 at 4:31 PM

Posted on: Jul 25, 2020 at 10:33 AM

Happy Birthday Mimi. Wishing you the best day possible.