Dennis Thompson

Profile Updated: February 18, 2018
Dennis Thompson
Class Year: 1959
Residing In: Newnan, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Jane
Homepage: dennisthompson318@att.net
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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Mar 22, 2019 at 1:56 PM

Happy Birthday, Frances. It was great seeing you and meeting your lovely daughter at the last reunion. Hope you have a great day!

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Mar 18, 2019 at 3:38 PM

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019 at 2:10 PM

Happy Birthday, Pat. Enjoy your day!!!!

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Mar 15, 2019 at 2:42 PM

Happy Birthday, Georgia Ann! Here's wishing you a great day!

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Mar 15, 2019 at 2:46 PM

Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 at 1:18 PM

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

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Mar 14, 2019 at 1:15 PM

Happy Birthday, Beverly! Wishing you a great day.

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Mar 11, 2019 at 4:20 PM

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

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Mar 08, 2019 at 2:19 PM

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

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Mar 04, 2019 at 5:45 PM

Posted on: Mar 03, 2019 at 3:29 PM

Happy Birthday, Tommy!

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Feb 28, 2019 at 7:10 AM

Posted on: Feb 27, 2019 at 8:50 PM

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

Feb
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Feb 24, 2019 at 9:54 PM

Happy belated Birthday, Jimmy! Hope you enjoyed your day!

Feb
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Feb 19, 2019 at 12:09 PM

Happy Birthday, Doug. Hope all is well with you!

Feb
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Feb 16, 2019 at 2:20 PM

Happy Birthday, Helen. Hope you're having a great da7!

Jan
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Jan 30, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Happy Birthday, "Smart Art". Hope you're having a great day. Good to see you at the last reunion. Looking forward to the next.

Jan 30, 2019 at 4:58 PM

Happy Birthday, Bill. Hope you're having a great day. Please tell your lovely wife I said Hello.

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Jan 30, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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Jan 27, 2019 at 2:20 PM

Happy Birthday, Charlotte! Hope you're enjoying your day!

Jan
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Jan 12, 2019 at 1:05 PM

Happy Birthday, Gary. Hope you enjoy your day!

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Jan 04, 2019 at 2:01 PM
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Jan 03, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Posted on: Jan 03, 2019 at 1:56 PM

Happy Birthday, Tommy and Happy New Year. I sure hope 2019 is better than last year; we sure did lose a lot of friends.

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Dec 30, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Posted on: Dec 27, 2018 at 10:52 PM

I know your dad well and knew your granddad. We used to hunt and fish together. My brother Donald played HS football with your dad. I hope everyone is doing well. Happy New Year!