Craig Morgan has spoken out for the first time about the recent death of his 19-year-old son Jerry Greer in a heartfelt Facebook post.
“The loss of our son Jerry is the hardest thing we have ever had to endure as a family,” Morgan wrote yesterday alongside a photo of his son.
He went on to say “Karen and I are so grateful for all of the wonderful people who have shown us unwavering support during this difficult time. 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. 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. We are blessed by the outpouring of prayers and condolences from across the world. 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 after he went missing during a tubing accident on a lake in Tennessee. An ongoing investigation will attempt to discover why the life preserver he was wearing did not prevent his death.
Country fans who hope to help Morgan and his family, are asked to make donations to the Jerry Greer Memorial Scholarship which will assist future Dickson High athletes — particularly those with dyslexia. Donations scan be sent to: Tri-Star Bank 719 East College St., Dickson, Tenn., 37055.