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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Jul 12, 2018 at 1:23 PM

Happy Birthday, Wayne. Hope all is well with you and yours>

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Jul 10, 2018 at 2:52 PM

Posted on: Jul 10, 2018 at 1:57 PM

Happy Birthday, Carolyn. Hope you have a wonderful day and that you are doing well. Please give my best wishes to Wilson.

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Jul 07, 2018 at 6:35 PM

Posted on: Jul 07, 2018 at 10:31 AM

Happy Birthday, Max. Hope you are doing well and have a great day! Although you were a little older than me, I have some great memories around Neely School and the skating rink area.

Jul 06, 2018 at 4:14 PM

Happy Birthday, Ronald! Hope you are doing well and having a great day!

Jul 04, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Happy Birthday, Jack! Gosh, I didn't know you were so famous. Man, I'm hearing and seeing fireworks EVERYWHERE!!!!!

Jul 01, 2018 at 1:12 PM

Happy Birthday, Marvin. Enjoy your day!

Jun 29, 2018 at 5:55 PM

Happy Birthday, Maxine.

Jun 25, 2018 at 4:34 PM

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

Jun 09, 2018 at 10:28 AM

Happy Birthday, Bonnie. Hope you have a wonderful day. Love you.

Jun 04, 2018 at 8:38 PM

Hope you've had a great Birthday, Mary Ann. Hope to see you at the Reunion in August.

Jun 02, 2018 at 2:07 PM

Happy Birthday, Ward. Hope you are enjoying your day!

Jun 01, 2018 at 3:49 PM

Happy Birthday, Cowboy. Best wishes to you an Danelle. Hope you both are doing well.

May 29, 2018 at 1:17 PM

Happy Birthday, Sheryl. Have a great day. You know, you are beginning to show your age. You look like you are 30 years old. You need to take better care of yourself. lol

May 27, 2018 at 1:58 PM

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

May 27, 2018 at 1:56 PM

Happy Birthday, Nancy. Enjoy your day.

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May 22, 2018 at 4:55 PM

Posted on: May 22, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Happy Birthday, Bud. Have a great day!

May 22, 2018 at 12:21 PM

Happy Birthday, Wanda. Thanks for all you do.

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May 23, 2018 at 12:28 PM

Posted on: May 21, 2018 at 3:40 PM

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

May 19, 2018 at 12:18 PM

Happy Birthday, Jack. Hope your day is a good one. BTW, good to have someone from CPHS that I share in so many areas of agreement.

May 14, 2018 at 2:45 PM

Happy Birthday, Gary. Enjoy your day!