By Annie Reuter
Jerry Greer, the 19-year-old son of country musician Craig Morgan and wife Karen Greer, was found dead yesterday (July 11) after he went missing on Sunday following a boating accident.
The singer’s publicity firm, Monarch Publicity, released a statement late last night confirming Greer’s death.
“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,” the statement reads. “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.”
According to The Tennessean, Greer was out tubing with friends on Kentucky Lake in Humphreys County, TN when he and another friend fell into the water. The paper states that he was wearing a life jacket at the time, but did not come up for air.
Funeral arrangements for Greer are pending. Greer graduated from Dickson County High School earlier this year and planned to play football for Marshall University in the fall.