I know this thread is quite old but I do what became of Julius Wheeler. I coached 2 of his children in age group track in Carson, CA.
One of his daughters ran for Hawthorne on the 4 x 1 team that held the national record for years. He also had a son that ran for Gardena.
Julius went to East Los Angeles Community College, ran track but due to lack of dedication in the classroom, was drafted and wounded in Vietnam (shrapnel in the legs). When I met him he was working for Pac Bell and as previously stated I coached his daughters in age group. He was a very supportive parent for our track club. He used to run the parent/coach relays with us. Still quick back in the 80's.
Today he's retired and still resides in Carson with his spouse.
I recently heard that Ronnie Ray Smith, also of Manual Arts, and a former Olympian is having many health issues.