Craig Morgan mourns 19-year-old son at private funeral in Nashville
A private service was held for Jerry Greer, the 19-year-old son of country singer Craig Morgan, on Saturday. Greer was found dead on July 11, after going missing following a boating accident.
The funeral began at 11 a.m. and was held at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville. Arrangements were under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home.
Country singer Mallary Hope, who was asked to sing at the funeral, shared a moving tribute on her Facebook page on Saturday afternoon.
"I was asked to sing at the graveside burial for Jerry Greer today," she wrote. "As a mother, I can not imagine the pain of losing a child. I ask that everyone keep Craig, Karen, their children and family in your prayers as they say their earthly goodbyes to their son. My heart is heavy for this beautiful family. There's nothing I can say, or do, to help make the pain go away. But in times like these, we can help one another by being there for each other through prayer."
Visitation for family and friends was held on Friday evening at Walnut Street Church of Christ in Dickson, Tennessee.
"He was a superstar without even trying. He was a natural athlete that accomplished what most spend a lifetime attempting to achieve," his obituary reads. "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."
According to authorities, Greer and another man were on a raft being pulled by a boat when they were thrown from the raft. Greer, who was wearing a life jacket, never resurfaced.
"It is with deep sadness that I am confirming the passing of Jerry Greer," Morgan's rep said in a statement released to ET last Monday. "The Humphreys County [Tennessee] Sheriff's Department recovered his body this evening after a search that began Sunday following a boating accident on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee. The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and requests prayers at this time as they privately mourn this terrible loss."
PHOTOS: Craig Morgan with his family
No cause of death has been officially released. Family and friends of 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 Greer'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, Tennessee 37055.