This is so devastating. Country singer, Craig Morgan has broken his silence on the untimely death of his son Jerry Greer. Craig released a heartfelt statement on July 20, grieving his family’s tragic loss. See emotional message here.
“The loss of our son Jerry is the hardest thing we have ever had to endure as a family. Karen and I are so grateful for all of the wonderful people who have shown us unwavering support during this difficult time,” Craig began in a lengthy post her shared on Facebook. An image of 19-year-old, Jerry was attached to the post. “There are too many to name here, but we are especially thankful for the Humphreys County Sheriff and Fire Departments, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and all the additional agencies and volunteers who turned out to bring our son home. We would also like to thank our friends, family members, and Jerry’s friends who have all shown us an immense amount of love and support,” he added. So sad.
In the post, the singer also thanked the music industry for their sincere condolences and support during the tough time. “Additionally, we cannot thank the music and outdoor communities enough for wrapping their arms around us, as well as our industry friends, fans, and all those that loved our son,” he wrote. We are blessed by the outpouring of prayers and condolences from across the world,” he wrote. He finished with a passage from the Bible. “Jerry may be gone from this earth, and we will miss him every day, but his spirit will live on in our hearts. We will find peace knowing that God has a bigger plan, and that one day, we’ll be reunited with him again in Heaven. John 3:16.”
Jerry was found dead on July 11, after a mass search recovered the teen’s body in the Kentucky Lake. Jerry was tubing in Humphreys County when the boat that was pulling the tube was involved in a freak accident, as HollywoodLife.com previously reported. Jerry was a recent high school graduate who was set to play football at Marshall University. Country singers, Brad Paisley, Lindsay Ell, and many other friends and fans took to Twitter to express their condolences. Craig and his family said goodbye to their son in a memorial service on July 16. Our hearts go out to Craig and his family!
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