This is so sad. It has now been confirmed that country singer Craig Morgan’s teenage son is dead after going missing, following a tragic boating accident. Get the heartbreaking details right here.
Craig Morgan had to say goodbye to his son, 19-year-old Jerry Greer, who was killed in a freak tubing accident on the Tennessee River on July 10. Authorities searched endlessly for Jerry following a scary collision on the water, and they eventually recovered his body on July 11, but unfortunately it was too late. We can’t imagine the pain Craig is going through.
“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 fiancé Chelsea Rogers and brother Wyatt Greer,” Black River Entertainment said in a statement on July 11.
Jerry was tubing with some friends in Humphreys County, Tennessee, on the afternoon of July 10 when the boat that was pulling the tube was involved in some sort of “freak accident,” according to TMZ. Although Jerry was wearing a life jacket, he did not resurface following the collision. There was reportedly no alcohol involved in the accident.
Police set out on a 50-boat rescue mission almost immediately, focusing on a 5- to 10-acre area of Kentucky Lake, a reservoir along the Tennessee River where Jerry and his friends were at the time of the wreck. The water in the area went as deep as 15 feet, but authorities used an underwater vehicle to locate Jerry’s body. While it’s devastating that Jerry didn’t make it, at least Craig can rest assured that his son’s body was recovered.
Jerry is survived by Craig and his wife, Karen Greer, as well as his sister, Alex, and two brothers Wyatt and Kyle. Our hearts go out to Craig’s family during such a difficult time.
HollywoodLifers, send your thoughts to Craig and the rest of Jerry’s loved ones as they mourn his tragic loss.