Yesterday, country music star Craig Morgan called for prayers after his 19 year-old son Jerry Greer went missing during a tubing accident on Sunday afternoon. Now, the search for Jerry has come to a tragic end.
According to Daily Mail, Jerry’s body was found on Monday hours after he went missing while tubing down the Tennessee River with a friend. At around 4pm, Jerry and his friend collided and fell underwater. Jerry unfortunately never resurfaced. Police do not believe alcohol was a factor in this accident.
Black River Entertainment, Morgan’s record label, issued the following statement of condolence on Monday night:
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.
The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and requests prayers at this time as they privately mourn this terrible loss. Jerry is survived by parents Craig and Karen Greer, sister Aly Beaird and brother-in-law Ryan Beaird, brother Kyle Greer and fiance Chelsea Rogers and brother Wyatt Greer.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Morgan is a 17-year Army veteran who has been a country music singer since 2000, with his biggest hits being songs like “Tough” and “Almost Home.” Jerry was one of four children born to Morgan and his wife of 25 years, Karen Greer.
Please pray for this family during this extremely difficult time.