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UPDATE: Authorities say missing 81-year-old man has been found safe

Wade Hampton Hicks, 81, is about 6 feet, 2 inches, weighs about 180 pounds and has short gray hair. Hicks left his residence to visit a local pharmacy and hardware store, but did not return home. Anyone who has seen him or has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office at 828-697-4911. (Photo credit: Henderson County Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE: Authorities said Wade Hampton Hicks has been found safe.

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Henderson County authorities are searching for a man who went to the store but never returned home.

Wade Hampton Hicks, 81, is about 6 feet, 2 inches, weighs about 180 pounds and has short gray hair. Hicks left his residence to visit a local pharmacy and hardware store, but did not return home. He was driving a black 2014 Toyota Camry with SC tag CAD265.

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for Hicks III, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Hicks, who was last seen in Hidden Cove, was possibly heading to CVS and/or ACE Hardware in Hendersonville.

Anyone who has seen Hicks or has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office at 828-697-4911.

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