Authorities confirm the worst in search for Craig Morgan’s missing son

It’s the news Craig Morgan prayed he wouldn’t hear.

The body of the country music star’s son, Jerry Greer, has been recovered from Kentucky Lake in Humphreys County, Tennessee — not far from the family’s home in Dickson, Tennessee.

According to The Tennessean, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency confirmed the news Monday night.

Craig’s representative released a statement saying, “The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and requests prayers at this time as they privately mourn this terrible loss.”

Funeral arrangements will be finalized soon.

The 19-year-old was tubing with friends Sunday, when he was involved in an accident. Authorities believe he hit a wave that contributed to the accident. Even though he was wearing a life jacket, he never resurfaced after going under water.

Jerry was a recent graduate of Dickson County High School and was planning to play football at Marshall University in the fall. A candlelight vigil was held Monday for Greer immediately following football practice at the Dickson County High School stadium.