Officials: 63-year-old Gordon County man's disappearance 'unusual'

State and several local law enforcement agencies are searching for a missing Gordon County man. Authorities say the man’s disappearance is unusual in its nature.

Timothy Clyde Flippen, 63, was last seen leaving his home in the Ranger community Friday at his regular time to go to work in Calhoun, but investigators say he has been seen since he stopped in at a convenience store in the Red Bud community on State Route 156 around 5:38 a.m. seemingly still on his way to work.

The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to help with the search for Flippen, who works at an area carpet manufacturer. Several surrounding jurisdictions have also been asked to keep an eye out for him.

Investigators say Flippen does not suffer from any known mental illness or health impairments. He does have family in the area, but they too have not been able to reach him. Authorities have tried to contact his cell phone repeatedly without success.

Flippen is described by officials as being 6’2” tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing an orange coat, blue jeans, work boots, and a baseball cap

The 63-year-old man was last seen driving a champagne/silver-colored 1996 Honda Accord with Georgia tag RCV 9822.

Anyone who sees Flippen or knows his whereabouts is urged to call 911 immediately.