Percy Penn was one of the most recognizable names in Texas Football Officiating. His son, John continues the officiating legacy as a member of the Dallas Chapter. Here is Percy's obituary:
Life-long Dallas resident Percy J. Penn (87yrs) died December 18, 2014. He passed away peacefully with family by his side from complications after a fall. He is survived by his beloved wife Frankie of 62 years; sons Gary, John (Mary), Richard (Alexis), and David; and several grand and great grandchildren. Percy was born in Kaufman County on September 29, 1927. He is preceded in death by parents Cecil and Jewel and brother Homer. He graduated from Crozier Tech High School in 1945 where he was all-city in multiple sports. Percy served in the Army Air Corps for 2 years, based in Honolulu. He attended SMU on a sports scholarship and graduated in 1950. He began his coaching and school administrative career at Crozier Tech. He was an assistant principal at Sunset High, Kimball High and served 35 years in the DISD. Percy was an official in the Lone Star, Missouri Valley, and Southwest Conferences. He ended his career as a referee in the USFL and worked for the Dallas Cowboys.