Neal Currey, a firearms advocate, and former Army Ranger died recently at the age of 42. Casey Nichelle Currey, his wife, verified the news in a social media post in which she posted a photo of her husband and their family and stated,
“It is with sorrowful hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Neal Currey on September 10, 2022.” Knowing Neal meant falling in love with him. We have mourned the loss of a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Without Neal in our life, we will never be the same.”
Casey ended the tweet by saying that funeral preparations were being finalized and that more information will be released to the public shortly. She stated how much they will miss him, and the loss was felt severely by many.
Currey’s cause of death was not reported at the time, and further information is still pending. Currey’s family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to pay the cost of services and other expenses. The page’s goal is to raise $250,000, and contributions of $6,395 have already been made.
All about Neal Currey
Neal Currey was the creator of Ready Gunner, one of the country’s most well-known full-service gun stores. He was successful in business mostly due to his family heritage. Currey’s grandpa, Jack, started a whitewater rafting company on the San Juan River in southern Utah in the 1950s. The rafts are still utilized on large rivers nowadays. Steve, Neal’s father, took up the family guiding company in Idaho, taking customers down the Selway and Middle Fork of the Salmon Rivers.
Neal Currey followed his father on the river trips, and by the time he was 24, he had seen every continent. Neal said that he began rowing luggage boats when he was 14 years old. He spent almost ten years working in the family company before embarking on his next adventure. He said,
“This was after September. 11. That struck me hard, as I’m sure it did other Americans, and I felt compelled to act. It irritated me. “I wanted to help my nation in some way.”
Currey enlisted in the Army on an Option 40 contract and was immediately assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment. He joined the 2nd Ranger Batallion and went to Ranger School. He subsequently enrolled in the 75th Ranger Regiment’s Pre-Ranger Course, which lasted three weeks. He made the decision to complete the last land navigation leg in the next 24 to 36 hours, after which he could go home for a rest. Neal Currey’s father was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer shortly after he returned to the 2nd Ranger Batallion and was sent to Afghanistan. He returned to Utah, buried his father, and accomplished everything in two days. As a member of the JSOC Task Force, he performed action raids.
Following his military service, he worked with Specialized Reconnaissance Assault Transport Systems as a project manager and consultant (SRATS). He eventually moved on to contractual work with Triple Canopy as a member of the Counter Assault Team abroad. He ultimately chose to get a federal gun license and start a gun store in Utah. Ready Gunner is now a 20,000 sq. ft. facility with a variety of shooting lanes and a monthly class schedule of two dozen programs.
Twitter users pay tribute
Neal Currey’s name has grown well-known throughout the years, particularly as the inventor of Ready Gunner. When word of his death spread, many took to social media to pay their respects:
Rest in peace Neal Currey. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/HHTZIEDN5D
— Liberty Rebel 🇺🇸 (@Liberty3Rebel) September 12, 2022
Damn Neal Currey passed away. That’s awful.
— Damon Carter (@dcarter5231) September 12, 2022
Despite his celebrity, Currey does not have a Wikipedia page, and further information about his life has yet to be revealed.