John William (Bill) Thompson


19 Cool Springs Rd.
Signal Mtn., Tennessee
Home:  423-886-5278
Work:   423-265-4408

What song most reminds you of your school days?
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
What teacher most influenced you?  
Stan Farmer
Which reunions have you attended?

Fondest memories of your days at Central:
The school spirit embodied in the excellence exhibited in education, student activities, sports, and faculty.  I still brag about Central.

My life since graduation:  
As was my plan, I enrolled at GA. Tech after graduation but determined engineering was not my forte.  I transferred to the U. of Tennessee, Knox. and received a B.S. in Business Admin. in 1966.  After a stint in the U.S. Navy, I went back to U.T.K. and received an M.B.A.

I met and married a wonderful girl from LaFollette, Tn., Melinda Eblen, in 1965. We are still enjoying life together and have one terrific daughter.  She graduated from U.T.K. last year and is now working in Chattanooga at Memorial Hospital.

I am currently working in the propane gas business and have been since 1996.  Prior to that, I worked for TVA and was in the coal business.  In my spare time I have been an instructor for business courses at Covenant College.

I would really like to attend the reunion but have a conflict.  I do plan to try to visit the reunion late on Saturday evening.