ARLINGTON, TN (abc24.com) - The family of an Arlington man missing nearly two years held a funeral service for him, despite not having a body.
82-year-old George Nicholson disappeared in Tunica in June 2011. His wife and son say not knowing what happened to him is too much to bear.
George Nicholson III fought back tears as he talked about his missing father.
"We can't find his body. It's no closure for us. It's probably worse for my mother than it is me."
His mom Lula wanted to talk on camera about her husband of more than 50 years, but couldn't. She says the pain can sometimes be too much.
"It's going on two years. It's a little better but you still have your moments."
George Nicholson was last seen in June of 2011 leaving his Arlington home to go gambling in Tunica.
"Mother didn't like for him to go so he would slip off. Sometimes he asked me to go with him. I guess he felt it was OK if I went with him."
George didn't go with his dad that day. Nicholson's abandoned truck was found three weeks after his disappearance in woods near the Tunica Cut-Off.
The Tunica County Sheriff's Department was handling the case. The Nicholsons say they no longer hear from investigators.
"Somebody else needs to get involved. It's too many loose ends. Enough people seen him, we just don't know. You just don't know where to go, where to look."
Nicholson says he and the rest of his family realize the family patriarch is probably no longer living. In December, they held a memorial service for Nicholson.
"We buried his picture with it - that was it. Just like everything you get over it some, but you'll never get over it until something's is actually done about it."
The family is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who finds Nicholson's remains.