For more than 25 years, Gene Koons told people they need to be ready.
Since Nov. 20, Koons has been living and breathing ready at a level he never envisioned when he uttered those words while preaching to his congregation at Corinth Christian Church.
“Oh, yeah. Big time,” he said, using one of his favorite phrases.
Already legally blind, Koons suffered a major heart attack at his home on that fateful Friday. The next day he suffered a stroke that has, for the time being at least, cost him the use of his left arm and leg.