“Three Yards to Glory”
Ernest Vernon Cosson, 88, of Oak Ridge, passed away on Monday, October 27.
He was born on February 23, 1926, to parents William Sydney Cosson and Elizabeth Smith Cosson in Morristown.
Known as “Baldy” by his hometown family and friends, Cosson excelled in sports in high school and college. At Morristown High School, he played on the varsity football team as a freshman. In his sophomore year, Cosson got honorable mention on the 1942 All-East TN team. Football was suspended in 1943 due to World War II, and Cosson did not play his junior or senior years.
Cosson was also a member of the Morristown High School basketball team in ’43 and ’44, and was named to first team All District in 1944, when the team was District Champions. [Read more…]