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Henderson’s Milton McGee named HPU’s Homecoming 2018 Medal of Service recipient

Milton McGee for webBROWNWOOD – October 24, 2018 – Milton McGee of Henderson has been named Howard Payne University’s Homecoming 2018 Medal of Service recipient. He is among eight who will be honored during HPU’s Homecoming 2018 festivities, November 2-3. Additional honorees are listed at

McGee and the other honorees will be recognized during the Alumni & Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, November 2, beginning at 5:45 p.m. The honorees will also be featured in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, November 3, beginning at 10 a.m. Ticket information for the banquet and a full schedule of the weekend’s events are available online at

McGee is a former member of Howard Payne University’s Board of Trustees, through which he served as chairman of the Finance Committee. He was raised in Coushatta, Louisiana, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a master’s degree from Northeast Louisiana University.

A Certified Public Accountant, McGee has served as president and chief executive officer of several Texas banks including RepublicBank of Brownwood (1983 to 1986) and, most recently, Texas Leadership Bank in Royse City.

In addition to HPU’s Board of Trustees, McGee has served on the boards of the Independent Bankers Bank, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, the Texas Bankers Association and the Baptist Church Loan Corporation, among others. He is a former executive committee member of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. McGee is a member of First Baptist Church of Henderson where he serves on a variety of committees. He is active with the Henderson Optimist Club and his other civic service includes the Rusk County Chamber of Commerce, the Henderson Economic Development Corporation, the Henderson Industrial Trust and the Henderson Civic Center project. He received the John R. Alford Award for the Outstanding Young Man of the Year in 1983.

McGee and his wife, Sharla Freeman McGee, have two children and four grandchildren.


Cutline: Milton McGee of Henderson has been named HPU’s Homecoming 2018 Medal of Service recipient.

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