John and Phyllis Orr, 512 Cloudland Drive, Roan Mountain, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, November 16, 2011.
They were married November 16, 1961 at Central Church of Christ in Johnson City by Minister Harold McDole.
Mrs. Orr is the former Phyllis Hendrix of Dave Buck Road, Johnson City. She has served the community through their church, substitute teaching at Cloudland High School and supporting her husband. John is an Army veteran and retired teacher and coach at Cloudland High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Orr are the parents of Michael and Robbie Orr and Crystal Orr Winters.
They have five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and expect another great-grandchild this spring.
The extended family will host a Thanksgiving Anniversary Lunch at Lower Shell Creek Christian Church Fellowship Hall to celebrate and honor their 50 years of marriage.