One day after Craig Morgan’s son Jerry Greer was reported missing, his body has been found.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials confirmed that the 19-year-old’s body was pulled from the Kentucky Lake on Monday night. The teenager was tubing when he was involved in a boating accident on Sunday. Though he was wearing a life jacket, he did not surface.
Jerry’s family released a statement after his body was recovered, saying, "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.”
After news of Jerry’s death, country singers, including Brad Paisley and Josh Turner, took to Twitter to mourn the loss. Read their tweets below.
Myself, my band and crew, our hearts are broken for our friend @cmorganmusic and his family. There are no words.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) July 12, 2016
Heartbroken tonight for my friend, @cmorganmusic, & his family over the loss of his son.— Josh Turner (@joshturnermusic) July 12, 2016
Prayers for Craig Morgan's family during this difficult time.— David Nail (@davidnail) July 12, 2016
Broken hearted for Craig Morgan and his family. Sending up prayers for them tonight.— SaraBeth (@SBSwags) July 12, 2016
Jerry was planning on playing football at Marshall University, where he was enrolled as a freshmen after graduating from Dickinson County High School in June.