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Humble Beginnings 

At the time of my birth, my parents were living and farming with mother's parents, John & Lilly Weathers-Brown.  I was born in the same room as my mother. The farm was near  Duncan, in north western Harnett County. Later in the third grade we moved to Fuquay Springs (now Fuquay-Varina) where I lived until graduating from  high school. 

My wife Nanette and I moved back to Fuquay in 1980, which is located 16 miles south of Raleigh on US 401 highway in southern Wake County. Our three children, Perry, Vanette, Jessica and their families live nearby.

  Fuquay-Varina, NC Web Site



At a very early age I held a number of part time jobs after  school and on the week-ends. My first regular job on Friday and Saturday was at age 11 as a shoe shine boy at Adam's Barber Shop on main street. It was a great paying job for my age, plus free hair cuts. Later at around age 13 my after school job also included folding papers at the Fuquay Springs Independent newspaper. Later I expanded my part time jobs to include bagging groceries, popping popcorn at the local theater, yard work, working on tobacco farms in the summer, and taking essentially any job where I could earn money. By the 7th grade the Independent became my primary after school job.   There I learned to set type (for ads), operate a metal ad casting machine, paper cutting machines, news paper folding machine, run large & small printing presses, news paper addressograph, and cooperatively with the paper editor wrote a sports column. Both the school and the newspaper office were on East Academy Street, and only 3 or 4 blocks apart. We lived on West Academy making the Independent a very convenient after school job. Through most of my teens I concurrently held several part time jobs. Priming (picking) tobacco was one of the most difficult (really hard work), but paid well because we put in a lot of hours. In my later teens when I was old enough to work in construction, I worked with my father who was a small private building contractor..

I loved sports, and started playing basket ball, base ball, and tennis in middle school.  In high school I lettered in Football, Basketball, and Field & Track, was on the high school Student Council, and was voted most athletic my senior year. After high school I joined the U. S. Air Force, where I was introduced to the world of telecommunications, cryptography, and computer technology.  After my my military obligation was finished (4 years) I held a number of positions as computer operator, and later as computer systems programmer. As I moved up years later into management positions I realized the need for a college degree, and pursued and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. 

In 1980 I started Software Development & Maintenance Inc. later renamed to SDM International, Inc., but best known as SDM. I was it's president & CEO until  I sold the company in July of 1999. SDM was a software company that specializes in "electronic payment" software that ran on large IBM mainframe computers to manage automatic teller machines (ATMs) and their networks, the debit cards (card plastics and associated customer database), inter-bank electronic payment networking software (ATM & POS networks), and electronic data exchange (EDI) software. SDM was a privately held company with customers spanning 19 countries worldwide including US, Canada, Mexico in North America as well as Europe, Asia, and Latin America. In 1999 SDM was acquired and merged with Transaction Systems Architects (TSAI), a publicly owned company in the same industry. TSAI is better known by it's largest operating unit, Applied Communications Incorporated Worldwide, or ACI Worldwide, headquartered in Omaha, NE.


Perry Eugene Truelove on November 30, 1940 in north western Harnett County, NC. My first year of school was at Buckhorn School (now a dairy), in Cokesbury, a community near Duncan in north western Harnett County. My second year was at Lafayette School also in Harnett County. In the third grade we moved to Fuquay Springs (now Fuquay-Varina) in Wake County, North Carolina) where I lived until graduating in 1960.


Nanette D. Truelove. Nanette was born in Pennington, NJ and lived there until our married on May 30,1963. Nanette is retired, but busier than ever taking care of me (a full time job), church activities, as well as enjoying our expanding family of grand children.


Son: Perry Eugene Truelove, Jr. of Fuquay-Varina and wife Gabriela.
Daughters: Vanette M. Truelove-Batts of Fuquay-Varina and husband Ricky. and Jessica Truelove-Jones of Willow Springs and husband Daren.
Grandchildren: Van Kalcevic (Vanette), Kent, Travis, Seth, Eliza (Jessica), Alex, Anna, Austin, Audrey (Perry).


Frances Turnage (husband Frank deceased), Rebecca "Becky" McLeod (husband Wesley deceased), and Anne Lanier (husband Lawrence).


Perry L. Truelove born May 26, 1910 & died December 11, 1979 at age 69,  Myrtle Beach, SC
J. Rosa Truelove born May 27, 1912 & died January 12, 2005 at age 92, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.


809 Holland Road

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Home Phone: 919-552-3180; Cells 919-795-3053 & 919-244-5983.

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  • Clayton University: Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science 1979
  • IBM Training Institute: S/390 Large Systems Architecture, Operating Systems, and Computer System Languages 1969-71
  • U.S.A.F. Technical Institute: Telecommunications 1961, Cryptography 1961-62, Electronic Intelligence Networks, and Digital Computer Switching Systems 1964
  • Fuquay-Varina High School Diploma 1960


SDM International from 1980 to 1999 when SDM was acquired by TSA, Inc of Omaha, NE. TSA and SDM offers similar products on different computer hardware platforms (operating systems). I continued with TSAI for two years as Senior Vice President, Business Development, and chief liaison officer to IBM. SDM was eventually absorbed into ACI's corporate software development unit. In October 2001 I left TSAI/ACI and retired. You can check out TSA Corporate at "" or its Consumer Banking products business unit at "".



  • Metamorphoses – The Current State of IBM’s Mainframe Computer Technology, published in a nationally distributed technology magazine. An article explaining the transition from bi-polar mainframe technology to CMOS, the same technology used by micro computers, but clustered into powerful and fault tolerant computers transparent to the application software. 
  • Contributor, editor, and ghostwriter for a wide range of articles written on computer technology ranging from "Electronic Banking" to "Massive Parallel Processing" on IBM’s new System/390 (zSeries eServers) built on CMOS mainframe class computers.

Previous Employers:
  • Transaction Systems Architects Inc. (TSAI), 330 South 108 Avenue, Omaha, NE 68154 1999-2001
  • SDM International, 134 Spring Avenue, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 (acquired by TSA, Inc.) 1980-1999
  • Johnson Systems, Inc., McLean, VA. (acquired by Computer Associates 1980) Software Development Manager, reporting to the president/CEO 1979 – 1980
  • Texasgulf, Inc., Raleigh, N.C. Corporate Computer Systems Technology Manager, 1974-1979
  • First Citizens Bank, Raleigh, N.C. Computer Systems Programming Manager, 1971-1973
  • BB&T, Wilson, N.C. Computer Systems Programming Manager, 1969 –1970
  • Western Electronics, Computer Systems Programmer, 1968-1969
  • U.S. Government Civil Service (Defense Communications Agency). Communications Specialist & Computer Operations with the Departments of the U.S. Navy, and Army 1965 – 1968


  • U.S. Air Force Air Intelligence Agency (AIA) "Air Intelligence Agency (AIA)" with limited information. Primary site is only accessible by military personnel.
  • U.S. Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA) "USAF Communications Agency (AFCA)"
  • Assignments: air force bases included Lackland and Sheppard in Texas, Wheeler and Hickam in Hawaii, Andersen on Guam, Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carolina.
  • Temporary Assignments & Travel: Anderson AFB, MD (USA), Yokota, Japan, Okinawa, Hong Kong, and Saipan (South Pacific).
  • Vietnam  Veteran.
  • Awards: Co-author of the U.S. Air Force Security Service [now AIA] motto "Freedom Through Vigilance" 1963.

& Hospital

Church &

  • Macedonia Baptist Church, Holly Springs, N.C. (near Duncan), founded by my great great grand father Rev. Orrin Churchill in 1880. My grand children are the 7th generation of his descendents to attend Macedonia.
  • U.S.A.F. Freedom Through Vigilance Association (U.S. Air Force AIA),  San Antonio, Texas.

Community Involvement:

  • Former Mayor, Fuquay-Varina, NC 2001
  • Former Commissioner, Fuquay-Varina Town Board (6 years)
  • Candidate for Wake Country Commissioner 1998
  • Former Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club
  • Former member of the Fuquay-Varina Lion's Club
  • Former member of Fuquay-Varina Christian Businessmen's Association
  • Former Chairman, Board of Elders, Mission Chapel Ministries (Home Mission Ministry)
  • Former youth prison volunteer

Political Affiliation: The Republican Party. But more of an Independent than a Republican. I have good and respected friends in both parties.

Political Figure
I Admire Most:

Abraham Lincoln, an exemplary lover of God, country for Americans on both sides of a war-torn Union. No president before or since has endured the agony in office as did Lincoln, yet remained visionary, godly, and optimistic about America’s future.

Most Meaningful Book Read: "In God We Trust." A book about the religious beliefs and ideals of American's founding fathers. Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Jay and Thomas Paine speak to the spiritual concerns of the Republic. Material selected, edited, and with commentary by Norman Cousins.


To more than fifty (50) countries including virtually all of Western Europe with considerable time in the UK, one Eastern European Country, Russia, Ukraine, Middle East, Africa, South Pacific and Asian Countries with greatest time in Malaysia and Singapore, plus Japan, Okinawa, China, and Australia.



  • Bible study and Biblical research
  • Genealogy Research
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golf


Contact Gene Truelove at:
809 Holland Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Phone: (919) 552-3180
Cell Phones (919) 795-3053 or (919)244-5983