Allen R. Stolz was born Aug. 2, 1949 in Fort Worth. A few days later Henry and Lenora went to get him and bring him to his forever home in Burton. Like many boys growing up on farms in the 1950s, days were filled with tending animals, working the fields, chopping or picking cotton, cutting corn tops, beef club once a month, butchering hogs in the winter or chickens when fried chicken was on the menu. Weekends however, were filled with relatives, fresh food prepared by loving family and so many cousins to play with.
Allen went to St. John's UCC where he was baptized and confirmed. His school years were spent in Burton. He was president of both his junior and senior class and lettered in both football and basketball. He loved his friends and having fun. Allen owned a Royal Plum 1967 Chevelle which he raced occasionally in Temple, and oftentimes illegally on the back roads of Washington County. He often spoke of that car, how fast it was and how he wished he had it today.