[Updated, July 13, 2016, 5:07 p.m. CST]
Funeral arrangements have been set for Jerry Greer, son of singer-songwriter Craig Morgan and wife Karen Greer. Services in memory of Jerry Greer are open to family and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 15 from 5-7pm at Walnut Street Church of Christ, located at 201 Center Avenue in Dickson, TN. The funeral will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, located at 33 Burton Hills Blvd. in Nashville.
Arrangements for Jerry Greer are under the direction of the Taylor Funeral Home. Flowers may be sent to the family at Walnut Street Church of Christ.
Jerry was preceded in death by grandfather William Edward Horn, grandmother Betty Sue Crockett and cousin Brant Keith Kelley. Jerry is survived by his parents Craig and Karen Greer; his sister Marisa Davis, niece Bailey and nephew Jameson; his sister Alexandra Beaird, her husband Ryan and nephew Cruze; his brother Kyle Greer and his fiancé Chelsea Rogers; and his brother Wyatt Greer.
The family and friends of Jerry Greer have established a memorial scholarship fund to honor Jerry’s energy, athleticism, and love of life. The Jerry Greer Memorial Scholarship will ensure that future athletes of Dickson County High School, particularly those with dyslexia, can celebrate Jerry’s life through the opportunities they will receive through this fund. Donations to the Jerry Greer Memorial Scholarship fund may be sent to: Tri-Star Bank 719 East College St., Dickson, TN 37055.
According to an obit for Greer, “Jerry Michael Hardy Greer is the son of Craig and Karen Greer. He was 19 years old on the day of his going home. Jerry was the smile that instantly lit up any room. He was a superstar without even trying. He was a natural athlete that accomplished what most spend a lifetime attempting to achieve. He was a devoted and dedicated son, brother and friend. He loved his God, his family, his friends and his country more than anything. His passions were football, soccer and the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by everyone who came in contact with him. He will be forever in our thoughts, in our words, and in our hearts.”
[Updated, 9:58 p.m., Monday, July 11, CST]
The Humphreys County (TN) Sheriff’s Department recovered the body of Jerry Greer this evening after a search that began Sunday following a boating accident on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee. A 2016 graduate of Dickson County High School, Jerry planned to play football for Marshall University in the fall.
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.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
[Previous story, 8:41 a.m. CST]
Craig Morgan’s Son Missing After Boating Accident
Jerry Greer, the 19-year-old son of country artist Craig Morgan and wife Karen Greer, is missing after a boating accident.
Recovery efforts to locate him are underway, according to a statement released jointly by Morgan’s publicist and record label, as well as Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.
The accident occurred Sunday (July 10) on Kentucky Lake in Humphreys County, Tennessee. The family resides in Dickson County.
The statement concluded, “The family is grateful for everyone’s support and prayers and requests privacy during this difficult time.”
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