Granger Smith's 3-Year-Old Son, River, Dies Following Tragic Accident

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Granger Smith's 3-Year-Old Son, River, Dies Following Tragic Accident

The 3-Year-Old Drowned at the Smith Family Home

We're praying for our dear friend Granger Smith and his family. Rest in peace River, and know that you were loved by so many. God Bless you all during this extremely difficult time. - 97.1 HANK FM Family

 

On Thursday, June 6, Granger Smith shared the tragic news that their family had to say goodbye to their sweet 3-year-old, River:

"I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived. Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life. Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father. Riv was special. Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts. If there are words to say more, I cannot find them in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this."



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I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived. Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life. Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father. Riv was special. Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts. If there are words to say more, I cannot find them in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this. . . In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name. The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible.

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The Tenneseean reported he drowned at the Smith family home.

 

In lieu of flowers, the Smith family has asked for donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name. "The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible," Smith said. 

 



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Nothing can prepare a mother to deliver this kind of news. We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived. Granger and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life. Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father. Riv was special. Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts. If there are words to say more, we cannot find them in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this. . . In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name. The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible.

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The country music family has been quick to let Granger & Amber know they're in their thoughts and sending prayers. If you can, let the Smith family know you're thinking of them too. If you can lend your support and kind words, I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated.

 

Kane Brown's condolences to Granger Smith

Jason Aldean's condolences to Granger Smith

Luke Bryan's condolences to Granger Smith

Maren Morris'  condolences to Granger Smith

Dan and Shay's  condolences to Granger Smith

Lauren Alaina's condolences to Granger Smith

Photo Credit: @grangersmith / Instagram

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