Family and friends of a 58-year-old Alabama man, who has lived on St. George Island for most of the year dating back to 2005, are urging anyone who knows of his whereabouts to come forward.

For the past two weeks, Timothy Alfred Henderson has not been in contact with his family back in Opelika, Alabama, which is unusual.

His son. Bradley Henderson, said his father had been staying at the Sportsman’s Lodge up until Feb. 14, when he returned back to Opelika to visit with a newborn grandchild.

He left the home of his daughter, Katie Meadows, on Feb. 17, and later texted her that he was back in the Franklin County area.

But since then, the family has heard nothing.

Bradley Henderson said his father’s cellphone service went out on Feb. 23, and that a computer network “ping” search on Feb. 26 showed a location near the cellphone tower near the bridge.

“Basically that’s all we got,” said Bradley Henderson. “We’ve been down there and trying to find him and his truck. None of this is characteristic at all of my father. It’s a pretty scary situation.”

Tim Henderson, is six-foot, four-inches tall and weighs about 280 pounds. He drives a red 2003 or 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck, license number 173 NEG, with a white Paddy’s Raw Bar sticker on the back windshield.

If anyone has any information on his whereaboutsa, they are asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 670-8500.