Gary Chronister

gary_chronister_02Gary Chronister is a U.S. Army Veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Upon returning from deployment, Gary was discharged from the U.S. Army and was later determined by the Veterans Hospital to have suffered an unknown brain injury.  Dr. Sheryl Futrell, Gary’s mother, says that upon returning from the deployments, Gary changed and seemed to spend more time alone in his room.  After being diagnosed by the VA, he was given some medication which appeared to be working.  Unfortunately, 2 days after starting the medication, Gary Chronister disappeared from his home in Lake Tobesofkee, Georgia  on November 10th, 2007.

Dr. Sheryl Futrell says that her son often talks to himself and that he is “Confused and Unable to Call Home”.  At the time of his disappearance in 2007, Gary Chronister was 33 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighed 250 pounds.  Gary had brown hair and wears glasses.  He may also have a beard.

Gary has seems to feel comfortable in establishments such as the Huddle House, and often orders scrambled eggs and water with lemon.  Gary may have writing on his hands, like possibly illegible notes.  There have been several possible sightings of Gary over the years and when people contact his Mother and describe the man they saw, everything seems to match Gary.  Unfortunately she has been unable to make contact with him.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Gary Chronister, contact the Bibb County Sheriffs Office at 478-746-9441.

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2 thoughts on “Gary Chronister

  1. sheryl Futrell

    Still missing December 7, 2015. Our home is now Bridgewater Circle in Jacksonville, 32207…. Miss my son so much and pray for his return home. Mumzie

  2. Jill Geddings Blackwelder

    Hi, I graduated in 1969 with Gary.. I met you when you were still married. I am not sure if you remember me. My name was Jill Grice when I met you; I have since remarried. I pray for Gary and your family. I can only imagine the pain you live with. I promise you that your son has not been forgotten. Never give up.


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