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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Jul 30, 2021 at 4:30 PM

Jerry, I thought you would want to know a classmate Margie McBrayer (Vrotsos) passed away 6-14-21.

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Posted on: Jul 30, 2021 at 1:44 PM

Happy birthday and many more!!

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Jul 28, 2021 at 10:12 AM

Happy Birthday Margie.Have a great day!

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Happy Birthday Gwen. Have a great day!

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Happy Birthday Mimi. Hope all is well with you and yours. Have a great day!

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Happy Birthday Don. Have a great day!

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Happy Birthday David. Hope you are doing well. Have a great day!

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Happy Birthday Liza. Have a great day1 Hope all is well with you and Hunter. Please tell him I said hello.

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Jul 16, 2021 at 2:59 PM

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

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Jul 12, 2021 at 11:04 AM

happy Birthday Wayne. Hope all is well. Have a great day.

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Jul 10, 2021 at 4:12 PM

Happy Birthday Carolyn. Welcome to the big 4 Score Club. I will be joining you on the 30th. Have a great day.

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Jul 06, 2021 at 10:19 AM

Happy Birthday Ronald. Hope all is well with you and yours. Have a great day!

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Posted on: Jul 05, 2021 at 11:37 AM

Sorry to say, but Jack Martin passed last year due to throat cancer and Covid.

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Jul 01, 2021 at 1:52 PM

Happy Birthday Marin. Hope you have a great day!

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Jun 29, 2021 at 12:11 PM

Happy Birthday Maxine. Hope all is well well with you and yours.

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Happy Birthday Sandra. Hope all is well with you and yours.

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Jun 09, 2021 at 11:28 AM

Happy Birthday, Dear Friend. Hope all is well with you and yours. Have a wonderful day. Love you.

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Jun 04, 2021 at 10:56 AM

Happy Birthday, Mary Ann. Hope all is well with you and yours. Have a great day!