Monday evening (July 11), the body of Jerry Greer, son of country singer Craig Morgan, was found in Kentucky Lake after search and rescue teams began looking for him Sunday at 4pm.
He was thrown from an inner tube he was riding with another teen and was said to be wearing a life jacket.
Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis told reporters, "It was just as simple as hitting a wave and turning over and not coming back up."
Morgan's record label, Black River Entertainment, confirmed the tragic news with a statement that reads:
"It is with deep sadness that I am confirming the passing of Jerry Greer (19), son of country music entertainer Craig Morgan and wife Karen Greer. The Humphreys County (TN) Sheriff’s Department recovered his body this evening after a search that began Sunday following a boating accident on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee. A 2016 graduate of Dickson County High School, Jerry planned to play football for Marshall University in the fall."
Craig Morgan has made quite a few friends over his 16-year country music career. Now, more than ever, he needs their prayers and support.
See the social media posts below.
Myself, my band and crew, our hearts are broken for our friend @cmorganmusic and his family. There are no words.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) July 12, 2016
May peace & comfort embrace you and your family in this tragic time. We are so very sorry for your loss @cmorganmusic— EliYoungBand (@EliYoungBand) July 12, 2016
Enjoy your life, cause nothing is guaranteed and every day is a blessing. -Craig Morgan— Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) July 12, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with @cmorganmusic at this time.— SiriusXM The Highway (@SXMTheHighway) July 12, 2016
So so sad to hear about @cmorganmusic 's son Jerry. As a parent my heart breaks for this family.— Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) July 12, 2016
Heartbroken tonight for my friend, @cmorganmusic, & his family over the loss of his son.— Josh Turner (@joshturnermusic) July 12, 2016
Praying for @cmorganmusic. What a tragedy. I'm so sorry. ❤️ Jesus be with the Morgan Family.— RaeLynn (@RaeLynnOfficial) July 12, 2016
Prayers for Craig Morgan's family during this difficult time.— David Nail (@davidnail) July 12, 2016
Just saw this... Praying for everyone involved https://t.co/abMT9DOCqW— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) July 11, 2016
Oh my heart is broken for the Morgan family. Lord, be near. 💔— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) July 12, 2016
Prayers For Craig Morgan & his family during this difficult time.— Chris Janson (@janson_chris) July 12, 2016
Stop what you're doing and say a prayer for @cmorganmusic and his family.— Craig Campbell (@craigcampbelltv) July 11, 2016
There are no words.. except that I have so much love and respect for buddy @cmorganmusic and his family. Love ya buddy.— Chuck Wicks (@chuckwicksmusic) July 12, 2016
According to Black River Entertainment's statement, Jerry is survived by "parents Craig and Karen Greer, sister Aly Beaird and brother-in-law Ryan Beaird, brother Kyle Greer and fiancé Chelsea Rogers and brother Wyatt Greer."
We can’t imagine what Morgan and his family are going through right now. The loss of a child is a pain no parent should ever feel. Our prayers go out to Craig Morgan and his family during this difficult time.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
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