Gladewater — It was 1974 when a new family moved to town and a young Morris Wells began running track at Gladewater High School.
A man named Walter Derrick was his coach.
“I saw right then what kind of person he was,” the boy’s father, Harold Wells, said. “He always encouraged him to run, run, run. He ran track for three years. The Derrick family was always there. More than anything, he was a friend.”
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