Jerry Greer, Country Star Craig Morgan’s Son, Found Dead
Country star Craig Morgan‘s 19-year-old son Jerry Greer was found dead Monday.
Jerry Greer Found Dead
Greer was first reported missing Sunday night, after he was involved in a boating accident on Kentucky Lake in Humphreys County, Tenn. A fleet of emergency responders were sent out looking for Greer, and ultimately found his body in the water.
“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,” a family spokesperson said in a statement. “The Humphreys County 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,” the statement continued. “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. Funeral arrangements are pending.”
On Sunday, Greer and an unidentified man were on a raft on Kentucky Lake and were being pulled by a boat. At some point, the two were thrown from the raft. Despite having worn a life jacket, Greer went under. The other man resurfaced and survived the tragic accident.