Nine days after Jerry Greer’s body was found in a Tennessee lake, country singer Craig Morgan has opened up about the devastating loss in an emotional Facebook post.
“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,” Morgan wrote Wednesday.
His message to fans comes in the wake of 19-year-old Greer’s death by presumed drowning following a tubing accident on Kentucky Lake in Humphreys County.
He was wearing a life jacket at the time, according to police, but the tragedy “was just as simple as hitting a wave and turning over and not coming back up,” according to Sheriff Chris Davis.
Still struggling to come to terms with their loss, Morgan thanked everyone who had helped the family 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,” the “My Kind of Livin” singer said.
“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.”
Morgan and his wife, Karen Greer, have three other children in addition to Jerry.
See his Facebook post below.