Granger Smith Releases T-Shirt in Honor of His Late Son, River Smith

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Granger Smith releases tshirt in honor of late son River Smith after drowning
Photo courtesy Granger Smith Instagram

In a tribute to his late son, 3-year-old River Smith, Granger Smith has released a new T-shirt to raise money for Dell Children’s Medical Center, which cared for his son before his death.

[RELATED: Granger Smith’s 3-Year-Old Son, River, Dies Following ‘Tragic Accident’]

Granger’s son died in an tragic accident which was not specified by the artist. However, The Tennessean confirmed that River drowned on Thursday June 6 at the family home.

On the Yee Yee apparel Instagram page, the T-shirt was revealed with the mention of proceeds going to the medical center.

The River Smith Tribute Shirt is on sale now ❤️, the caption reads. “100% of the proceeds from this shirt will go to Dell Childrens Medical Center in honor of River Kelly Smith. River was Granger and Amber Smith’s youngest son who tragically passed away on June 6, 2019. He was cared for by the wonderful staff at Dell Childrens before he passed away.  This shirt has a Yee Yee Excavator on it (Riv’s favorite thing to do was watch excavators scoop up dirt) and is red- Riv’s favorite color.”

[RELATED: Florida Georgia Line Sends Heartbroken Condolences to Granger Smith]

At the time of the accident, Granger released a statement sharing the “unthinkable” news with fans on Instagram.

“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,” Granger wrote. “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.”

Friends Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line released a video on Instagram, sharing their condolences to their friend.

[RELATED: Morgan Miller Sends Love to Granger Smith as Son Drowns One Year After Her Daughter]

“We heard the devastating news and, honestly, our hearts have been heavy, ur thoughts have been with you guys ever since. We don’t have any words to say except we love you guys, we’re praying for you guys and we can’t even imagine what you guys are going through right now. But know that your boys love you,” Tyler said.

Granger and his wife Amber married in 2010 and welcomed three children, London, Lincoln and River.  Our condolences are with the Smith family at this time.

The shirts are available at the Yee Yee Apparel website. 

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