From the Greek word for ‘image,’ the stories told by Iconic People represent ideals available to all of us: Courage and perseverance in the face of extraordinary adversity, a passion for excellence, humility in achievement, selflessness in dedication.
The stories are personal, the admiration deserved.
Fred Gunville recognized the signs. He was losing weight, urinating frequently and he couldn’t help but remember the huge syringes his aunt and uncle used to inject the life-saving insulin. Young Fred wasn’t yet a doctor, but his first diagnosis was correct. He had diabetes.
Lonnie Bell and county music came into the world about the same time, in about the same place. Throughout his career as a country disc jockey and entertainer, Lonnie was often the first to introduce America to undiscovered talent.