Jerry Greer, Craig Morgan

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In the wake of his son's tragic death, country singer Craig Morgan is heart-broken and grieving like any ordinary father would be. 

After his 19-year-old son Jerry Greer was discovered dead in the water following a tubing accident with friends on Kentucky Lake, the singer has publicly kept quiet about the devastating loss. Five days after the funeral for Greer, who was one of four children, Morgan has taken to social media to express some of his gratitude for the support his family has received throughout this trying time. 

"The loss of our son Jerry is the hardest thing we have ever had to endure as a family," he began on Instagram Wednesday evening. "Karen [Greer] 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," he continued. "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."

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Craig Morgan, Karen Morga, 2015 CMA Awards

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Morgan concluded with some optimistic thoughts about the legacy of his child's memory. "We are blessed by the outpouring of prayers and condolences from across the world. 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. John 3:16."

In regard to the Bible passage Craig cited, it reads, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

The recent high school graduate, who was slated to play football for Marshall University in the fall, was laid to rest Saturday. Since his untimely death, his family and friends have established a scholarship fund in his honor geared toward aspiring athletes, particularly ones struggling with dyslexia. 

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