Craig Morgan’s Son Jerry Greer Died From Drowning During Tubing Accident, Autopsy Confirms

Jerry Morgan
Jerry Morgan Black River Entertainment

The autopsy results for country singer Craig Morgan’s 19-year-old son, Jerry Greer, have been released, and the report confirms that he died from drowning during a tubing accident on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee on July 10.

According to The Tennessean, the Humphreys County Assistant Medical Examiner Erin Carney, who conducted the autopsy on July 12, ruled that the death was accidental. The toxicology report showed that Greer tested positive for marijuana and low levels of alcohol in his system at the time of his death.

The teen, who graduated just a few months earlier from Dickson County High School, went missing in the lake when he and his friend were thrown from an inner tube behind a boat. Although Greer was wearing a life jacket at the time, he never resurfaced. The Humphreys County Sheriff’s Department recovered his body the following day, still wearing the life vest.

Craig Morgan
Craig Morgan on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. John Shearer/WireImage

Following Greer’s funeral over the summer, Morgan, 52, and his wife, Karen Greer, shared a statement on Facebook thanking everyone for their support during the extremely difficult time. “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,” the musician wrote. “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.” 

Jerry, who had planned to play football at Marshall University this fall, is survived by his parents, his sister Aly Beaird and brothers Kyle and Wyatt. 

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