Advertisement

Craig Morgan on son's death: It's 'the hardest thing'

"His spirit will live on in our hearts," the singer said.

By
Annie Martin
Craig Morgan (R) and wife Karen Greer at the Country Music Association Awards on November 4, 2015. The couple are mourning the death of their son Jerry. File Photo by John Sommers II/UPI
Craig Morgan (R) and wife Karen Greer at the Country Music Association Awards on November 4, 2015. The couple are mourning the death of their son Jerry. File Photo by John Sommers II/UPI | License Photo

NASHVILLE, July 21 (UPI) -- Craig Morgan is opening up about his son's tragic death.

The 51-year-old country star thanked fans for their support in an Instagram post Wednesday after his 19-year-old son, Jerry Greer, died in a boating accident earlier this month.

Advertisement

"The loss of our son Jerry is the hardest thing we have ever had to endure as a family," Morgan wrote. "Karen and I are so grateful for all of the wonderful people who have shown us unwavering support during this difficult time."

"Jerry may be gone from this earth, and we will miss him every day, but his spirit will live on in our hearts," he said. "We will find peace knowing that God has a bigger plan, and that one day, we'll be reunited with him again in Heaven."

Greer had gone missing July 10 after falling off an inner tube in the Tennessee River. His body was discovered the next day in Kentucky Lake.

"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 family's rep said at the time.

Advertisement

"A 2016 graduate of Dickson County High School, Jerry planned to play football for Marshall University in the fall," the spokesperson added.

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. 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 – Craig

Advertisement

A photo posted by Craig Morgan (@cmorganmusic) on

Morgan and his wife are also parents to daughter Aly and sons Kyle and Wyatt. He is known for the 2004 single "That's What Love About Sunday" and last released the album A Whole Lot More to Me in June.

Latest Headlines