It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we heard the devastating news that Craig Morgan had tragically lost his son Jerry in a boating accident.
Throughout the year, Morgan has been sharing memories and photos of his son online, and July 10 was no different. A moving caption followed a family photo on Morgan’s Instagram where he explains how July 10 means something different to many. But to his family, it will always be the day they lost Jerry Michael.
My daughter said it best July 10th .. It's someone's birthday, someone's anniversary, someone's celebration for a new job, someone found out they were having a baby, but for me and my family, it's the day we lost Jerry Michael. It's hard to put into words how sad I am, yet at the same time, I want to celebrate and praise my Heavenly Father for His perfect plan for our lives. Jerry lost his life on the lake, so today, I'll be in the water, wishing he was with me but knowing he's with my Savior! To God be all the glory.
Jerry went missing on July 10, 2016, after a boating accident on Kentucky Lake in Humphreys Country, Tenn. He was spending the day on the lake with friends when he fell into the water and never resurfaced. Rescuers recovered Greer’s body the next day.
Since Jerry lost his life on the lake, Morgan told fans that there was no other place he’d rather be that day.
“Today, I’ll be in the water, wishing he was me, but knowing he’s with my Savior,” Morgan shared.
At the time of his death, Greer was 19 years old. He had recently graduated from Dickson County High School with plans to play football at Marshall University that fall.