Friend's We've Lost
DEC 18

Percy Penn

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.