Henry Archer Trulove, Jr. ’51

Henry Archer Trulove, Jr. ’51, 82, of Richmond, Va., passed away Feb. 20, 2012. Born Oct. 24, 1929, in Wilmington, N.C., he was preceded in death by his mother, Carlotta Cornelius Trulove; father, Henry Archer Trulove, Sr.; sisters, Elise Shamburger and Sally Covington (husband, the late Van A. Covington, Jr. ’50); and lifelong best friend, William “Billy” H. McEachern. Trulove was a devoted husband and is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Flora McIver Trulove, 9326 Southport Dr., Richmond, VA 23235; his daughters, Susan M. Trulove, Nancy T. Taylor (Carl), and Rebecca T. Crump (Taylor); granddaughter, Holly T. Noble; grandsons, Burns V. Noble III, Drue M. Noble, Taylor N. Crump III, David A. Crump, and Ryan M. Crump. Trulove graduated from Davidson in 1951 with a B.S. degree in economics. He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War, and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal. Trulove worked for Gregory Poole Equipment Company in Raleigh, N.C., until 1968 when he began a successful career with Ball Incon Corp., where he was a district sales manager until he retired in 1993. He was a longtime member of Bon Air Presbyterian Church. He and Flora were avid golfers, enjoyed Friday night dinners, and Trulove also enjoyed playing cards, especially a good gin game in the Men’s Grill. Trulove had a good soul and was a generous, caring, and kind-hearted man who never met a stranger. He was dearly loved and adored by his family and will be deeply missed by those whose lives he touched.