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Deputies Search For Missing Man In Grayson County


GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- A senior citizen has disappeared from his home near Pottsboro, and now a day later, the search is still underway to find him.

Family members are on edge as they wait and worry. The man suffers from dementia and they say he sometimes can't even recognize them. He left without his cane, and they don't think he could have gotten very far.

Deputies say Enoch "Dickie" Dixon, 83, suffers from dementia and disappeared from his home on Flowing Wells Road on Friday evening.

"His son who lives with him went to take a shower at 5:30 and he was here, and when he got out of the shower, he wasn't here," says Beth Nail, Dixon's niece from Collin County.

"When I came out, he wasn't sitting in the chair and he wasn't in his room. He wasn't on the porch, so I got dressed and put my stuff on and jumped in the truck and went looking for him," says son Jimmy Dixon.

Dixon's son says he's lived with his father, the retired operator of a plumbing company and rollerskating rink in McKinney, since his mother died four years ago.

"And he still thinks she's alive sometimes. He'll always ask me, where is she and I'm like, well she's been dead for four years now, daddy," says daughter Jo Dixon from Collin County.

"We have covered quite a quite a bit of ground since about 6:30, 7 this morning," says Sheriff's Office Sgt. Joe Ross.

A command post was set up at the back of Mr. Dixon's property, and volunteers were out searching on Saturday. Family members say they don't believe he could have gone past a barbed wire fence at the back of his property.

"We've been all around this property down by the marina and adjacent properties as well," says Ross.

Family members say Dixon went to visit relatives for Thanksgiving in Wylie. "When I told him who my mother was, his sister, he said he knew who I was, but I don't think he did," says Nail.

But when he came back home that day, he wandered away. "We got in the house, we was sitting there talking and I said, 'I'm gonna go to the Legion for a while, are you alright?' 'Yeah I'll be fine,' and well, he wasn't," says Jimmy Dixon. "He started walking off and thank God for a neighbor up there saw him."

"Sometimes he doesn't know who I am, he thinks I'm his sister, and sometimes he doesn't know where he's at, where he lives," says Jo Dixon. "He still thinks he lives in McKinney. He thinks this is McKinney a lot of times."

Grayson County deputies, Preston Fire, Sherman Fire, county emergency management director Sarah Somers, CERT volunteers, along with other volunteers have been out searching.

Dixon's son says they also had a Bonham prison K-9 and a helicopter from Garland with a spotlight searching last night. A deputy responded at 8 p.m. and the search was ongoing through the night.

Around sundown on Saturday, the search was called off for the day and it will be up to the Sheriff's Office whether to continue searching on Sunday, Somers said.


12PM Original Story:

GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- The Grayson County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing man.

Enoch Dixon, 83, is 5' 8" and weighs 185 pounds. According to the Sheriff's Office, Dixon was last seen in the Flowing Wells area west of Pottsboro at 5:15 p.m. on Friday.

Dixon was wearing jeans, denim shirt, work boots and a grey hat.  Dixon has dementia and is on foot. Tracking dogs were unsuccessful last night and a helicopter was unable to find him.  Residents in the area are asked to check their barns, outbuildings, vehicles and property.  If he is located call 911.