Hal Ticknor (credit: Garland PD)

GARLAND (CBSDFW.COM) – Though the Silver Alert has ended, the search for a missing Garland man who has dementia just got stronger.

82-year-old Hal Ticknor has been missing since Oct. 11 when he left his home on Morningside Drive while his wife was at work.

Now his spiritual family at First United Methodist church of Garland has joined the search. Reverend Fred Durham says they’ve reached out to 600 Methodist churches in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma for help.

“We’ve gotten people involved who own helicopters and airplanes,” said Durham. “They’re out being part of the search as well.”

Durham says they’re also using social media to reach the masses.

He says police are checking a tip from Saturday, when a Denton woman saw a man matching Ticknor’s description trying to cross the streets near a Kroger store south of Denton.

If you see him, you are urged to call police.

“Just hold onto him,” said Durham. “He’s disoriented. He won’t know his way back and perhaps not know at all where he is.”

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Latest News:

FDA Wants Limits On Most Prescribed Painkiller

FBI: Mom Rips Son’s Genitals; Glues Wound

Oswald Wedding Ring Sells For $118,000 At Auction

Duke Of Windsor’s Caddy Found In Texas Barn, Rolls To Auction

Spirit Flight Bound For Dallas Returns To New Orleans

Top Trending:

Sasquatch Genome Project Reveals Bigfoot Photos

Tricks To Using The New iPhone Software

Enter The ‘Show Your Spirit’ Sweepstakes

Mexican Monster Truck Wreck Kills 8, Hurts Dozens

Nolan, Daniels Involved In Heated Confrontation

PHOTOS: Your Pet Pictures

Show more