The body of Craig Morgan’s son Jerry Greer has been found, representatives for the country singer have confirmed. The 19-year-old went missing after a boating accident on a lake Sunday in Tennessee.
The Humphreys County [Tenn.] Sheriff’s Department recovered his body this evening after a search that began Sunday following a boating accident on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee,” read a statement released Monday evening.
Jerry Greer, whose mom Karen Greer has been married to Morgan for over 25 years, was tubing with a friend on a part of the Tennessee River known as Kentucky Lake when they hit a wave and the two went under, WKRN-TV in Nashville reported. The other young man was rescued, but Greer did not re-surface. The station said both young men were wearing life jackets…
Rescuers worked overnight looking for Greer after a 4 p.m. emergency call, but the search turned into a recovery effort about 12 hours in. Greer’s body was found around 9 p.m. on Monday evening. The search covered a range of 10 acres and involved about 80 people, nearly two dozen boats and a helicopter, WKRN said.
The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and requests prayers at this time as they privately mourn this terrible loss,” the reps’ statement continued.
Greer had recently graduated from high school in Dickson County, Tenn., and planned to play football for West Virginia’s Marshall University in the fall.
Morgan, who recently released a new album, “A Whole Lot More to Me,” has shows scheduled to play in South Dakota and Minnesota later this week, including a concert Thursday at the Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, S.D. The hotel and casino is still waiting for official word about whether the concert would go forward.
The “International Harvester” singer, 51, has more than 20 concert dates scheduled between now and the end of the year, according to his website.
Jerry Greer is survived by his parents, his sister Aly Beaird; brothers Kyle Greer and Wyatt Greer; brother-in-law Ryan Beaird; and Kyle’s fiancé Chelsea Rogers.
Funeral plans are pending.