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The Body of Craig Morgan’s Son Recovered


The body of Craig Morgan’s missing son, Jerry Greer, 19, was recovered from Kentucky Lake on Monday, July 11.

Greer and a friend were tubing on Sunday, July 10, on the Tennessee River near Kentucky Lake (about 100 miles west of Nashville), when the boat pulling them hit a wake which caused the two to fall off the tubes.  His friend resurfaced, but Greer did not.  Both were reported to be wearing life jackets when the accident occurred.

A statement was released on behalf of Craig and his family.

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.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

The search for Jerry began Sunday at 4 p.m. and continued through the night and into Monday.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Craig, his wife Karen, and their family.