For the last couple of weeks, Craig Morgan has been living every parent’s nightmare after the death of his 19-year-old son, Jerry Greer, in a boating accident on July 10.
On Wednesday, the singer took to social media for the first time since the accident to thank fans, friends, and the various agencies who helped in the search of his son.
“The loss of our son Jerry is the hardest thing we have ever had to endure as a family,” the message began.
“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.”
Shortly after Jerry’s death, the family announced the formation of the Jerry Greer Memorial Scholarship. Fans can send donations to: Tri-Star Bank 719 East College St., Dickson, Tenn., 37055.
You can read the rest of Craig’s touching message below.