Allen Stanford Hall, 15, of Tyler passed away on April 16, 2012.
Allen's generous heart, sweet smile and endless sense of humor touched many lives. We will all miss his cheerful spirit and his willingness to help others. In his short time here on Earth, he brought great joy to those who knew him.
Allen was a freshman at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler. "Big Al" as he was known to the baseball team was proud to be a part of high school traditions. He was active with the baseball program at school, and will be missed by many teammates, classmates and friends.
Allen was looking forward to driving school and college. He was a fan of the Longhorns, UT Tyler, and of course, Robert E. Lee sports. He recently began his own lawn mowing business, and was the self-proclaimed "CEO of Big Al's Lawn Mowing Service."
In his life, he lived in North Carolina, Arizona and Texas. He was able to travel with family and see some other parts of the world with different cultures. He brought his friends and family so much joy, and we will treasure the fond memories created during fun times.
Words cannot describe the loss we feel from the passing of such a spirited child. To watch him grow was a blessing. To now realize the brevity of his time here is a tragedy. May his life never be judged by the duration, but rather by the wonderful moments and memories we each have of Allen.
Allen was looking forward to attending college. A scholarship fund has been established in his name. May Allen's legacy live on through these scholarships, providing others the opportunity to achieve higher education. (The Allen Hall Scholarship Fund at Citizens State Bank of Tyler, P.O. Box 7020, Tyler, 75711).
To the witnesses, first responders, nurses and doctors who held and cared for our sweet boy, our love and appreciation is immeasurable. We are all forever changed by this tragedy.
The family will receive friends on Friday, April 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.... Services will be held on Saturday, April 21, at 1 p.m....
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14