Jerry Greer

Jerry Greer, the son of country singer Craig Morgan, was found dead on July 11 following a tubing accident. He was 19.

Greer had been tubing on the Tennessee River in Humphreys County, Tennessee, on July 10 when he fell in. A search was mounted of the river and nearby Kentucky Lake, where Greer's body was later found. Sheriff Chris Davis confirmed that Greer was wearing a life jacket, yet noted that he may have been injured when he fell.

In an obituary published in the Tennessean, Greer's family described him: "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."


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Greer had recently graduated from Dickson County High School and had planned to attend Marshall University in the fall, where he would play football. His high school football coach offered glowing words about his gridiron skills: "Jerry always performed in every event full speed with a gigantic amount of energy. You could count on him to give all he had every practice, game or play. … If he was there, he was there to win."

Greer was also a soccer star in high school, and his soccer team will pay tribute to him by wearing warmup gear displaying his No. 13 in the upcoming school year. His soccer coach remembered, "Jerry was a gifted athlete, playing forward for the Cougars. If Jerry got the ball on a breakaway, there was a good chance we were going to score."

He is survived by his parents, Craig Morgan and Karen Greer, as well as his siblings, Aly, Kyle, and Wyatt.

Morgan has had a string of country hits, including the 2005 No. 1 hit "That's What I Love About Sunday." He is also the host of "Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors" on the Outdoor Channel.

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