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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Posted on: Jul 30, 2023 at 4:41 PM

Happy Birthday Dennis, we still Badgets boys. Don't punt yet, try for another first down. Lawton '54.

Jul 30, 2023 at 9:14 AM

Happy, happy birthday!!

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Jul 28, 2022 at 8:50 PM

Happy, happy birthday! Wishing you a wonderful day!!

Dec 11, 2021 at 2:07 PM

Happy Birthday Becky. Nice seeing you at the Luncheon last month. You are as beautiful as ever. Have a great day.

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Dec 04, 2021 at 9:15 AM

Bobby, wishing you the best birthday possible considering your loss. Hope you are doing well. BTW, welcome to the 80's Club. Dennis

Nov 26, 2021 at 4:52 PM

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

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Posted on: Nov 24, 2021 at 10:50 AM

Happy Birth Judy. Hope all is well with you. Have a great day!. Give me a call sometimes. I would love to catch up on things with you. 770-253-6380. Love you, Dennis.

Nov 21, 2021 at 2:20 PM

Happy Birthday Livy. Have a wonderful day and a Happy Thanksgiving.

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Posted on: Nov 16, 2021 at 1:48 PM

Happy Birthday Espy. Have a great day!!!!

Nov 13, 2021 at 10:27 AM

Happy Birthday Plato. Have a great day!

Nov 13, 2021 at 10:25 AM

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

Nov 08, 2021 at 5:18 PM

Happy Birthday Steve. Hope all is well. Please give me a call at 770-253-6380 Email me at, or contact me thru this Website. Thanks, Dennis

Oct 22, 2021 at 1:53 PM

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

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Posted on: Oct 19, 2021 at 11:06 AM

Happy Birthday Chuck. Have a wonderful day!!!

Oct 17, 2021 at 11:18 PM

Happy Birthday Robin. I always thought you were a beautiful young lady.

Oct 16, 2021 at 12:04 PM

Happy Birthday Freddy. Have a great day!!!