MARSHALL COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – David Orr is a household name in Marshall County.
He attends every high school football practice, every high school football game and has volunteered at Marshall County High School for nearly three decades.
When you ask people who know Orr to describe him, the words “icon” and “ambassador” come to mind.
Orr, 68, is also a fighter. He is battling advanced stage brain cancer.
“We were devastated when we found out,” said Principal John Bush.
Students and faculty will honor Orr during a pep rally on Friday morning at 11:30 a.m.
Principal Bush told News 2 the school plans to name the press box after Orr, present him an honorary diploma and retire the number 29 jersey, which represents the number of years Orr has volunteered at Marshall County High School.
Orr has been an assistant football coach, a substitute teacher and the announcer during sporting events over the years.
Principal Bush told News 2 Orr did not graduate from Marshall County High School yet he has a deep love for his community, the school, children and especially football.
“He is our No. 1 fan,” said Principal Bush.