The Morgan family gathered Sunday for Father's Day — a day traditionally reserved for food, fellowship and family.
But a cloud hung over this gathering.
Freddy Seth Morgan, 30, grandson, son and a father himself, had been missing for nearly four long, agonizing weeks.
"He never missed Father's Day," Freddy Morgan, Seth's father said. "This was the first time in 30 years that he wasn't with me on Father's Day. We celebrated the day with my dad and my siblings and Seth's 7-year-old son, but there was an emptiness for me."
At a Thursday press conference, Bartow County Sheriff's Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said Seth Morgan's disappearance was reported to Emerson Police, the town where he worked and was last seen, on May 24.
"On May 24 at about 5:30 a.m., we know that Seth Morgan left his residence at 13 Taft Road in Bartow County," Rogers said. "He clocked in for work at Zep Products in Emerson at around 6 am. At around 12:51 pm, he was picked up from Zep by a local taxi and was taken to the McDonalds at State Road 113 and Douthitt Ferry Road. He took the same taxi to his cousin's house and that was the last place he was seen."
Since that time, Rogers said Morgan has not used his phone nor has he picked up has past two paychecks.
Morgan's mother, Deidre, said her son has a child and that this is very unusual for him.
“I spoke to him two, maybe three times in a week," she said. "If I didn’t speak to him, someone spoke to him, so this is out of character."
He is described as a 30-year-old black male, 5-feet-11-inches tall with black hair and brown eyes.
"Seth was our blessing to us," Freddy Morgan said. "We want to have him back home. I want to hear his laugh; I want to see his smile."
Deidre Morgan looked squarely into the cameras and sent a message to her son.
"We're coming for you, Seth," she said. "We're not going to stop, we're not going to give up: we will see this through until the end. We're coming for you."
Anyone with information about Freddy Seth Morgan's whereabouts is asked to contact the Emerson Police Department at 770-386-6696.