James Thomas Horton, 78, of 1937 Mt. Carmel/Chapel Hill Road, was last seen driving to his doctor's office on Connor Drive around 10 a.m. Thursday. A Silver Alert was issued Thursday afternoon.
Horton was located 6 miles outside of Hillsville, Va., his son said. Horton's vehicle had run out of gas, and a person stopping to help him called the state Highway Patrol.
It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.