Craig Morgan, wife Karen Greer, and family suffered a tragic loss last week with the death of his son, Jerry Greer. Morgan’s son (19) died from a boating accident on July 10. A private funeral was held on Saturday, July 16, in Nashville where they laid Jerry to rest. Morgan took to social media and made a post on his official facebook page about the loss of his beloved son.
Craig Morgan stated: “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”
A memorial fund has been set up in Jerry Greer’s name. The fund will assist future athlete’s from Jerry’s former high school, Dickson County High School, especially those that suffer from dyslexia. Donations can be made in the name of Jerry Greer Memorial Scholarship, and sent to: Tri-Star Bank 719 East College St., Dickson, Tennessee 37055.
At this time, Craig Morgan has cancelled all tour dates through the month of July.