Thomas Edward Funk Jr.
Funk, approximately 2011; Funk's tattoos
Date reported missing : 10/01/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 47 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11 - 6'0, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly Levi's jeans, blue Nike sneakers and a silver bEthnicity : let.
Medical conditions : Funk had injured his foot in an accident prior to his disappearance. He has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, but had been clean and sober for about three years by the time he disappeared.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Sandy brown hair, green eyes. Funk's nicknames are Tom, Tommy and TJ. He has a brown spot on one eye and scars on his arms, torso and the back of his right leg. Funk has tattoos of graphic designs on both biceps and forearms; photos of the tattoos are posted with this case summary. He wears contact lenses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Funk was last seen by his roommate in their home on Oconee Circle in Gainesville, Georgia on October 1, 2011. His roommate went to bed and when he woke up Funk was gone, leaving his cellular phone and pickup truck behind. He has never been heard from again.
It's uncharacteristic of Funk to leave without warning or be out of touch with his family. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Hall County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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