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Family remembers postal worker killed by falling tree in Lithonia

LITHONIA, Ga. -- Family and friends are remembering the mail carrier killed by a falling tree yesterday as a devoted husband and father.

Officials said 36-year-old Decarlo Allen died when the tree hit his mail truck in Lithonia.

Valerie Hoff has more on a man who will be sorely missed.

“Just an easy-going type guy, enjoyed his family he liked to have fun,” Nicholas Allen, Decarlo’s uncle, said.

His Uncle, Nicholas said the father of two young children was an ambitious, hard-working family man who had just qualified to be promoted to supervisor.  

He was doing his job when police said a tree fell on his mail truck on Shadow Rock Drive near the Mystery Valley Golf Course in Lithonia, killing him instantly.

“I'm coping the best I can he's my oldest nephew,” his Uncle Nicholas said. “I'm just trying to deal with the shock and the hurting.”

Condolences poured in, Sunday, on Facebook from fellow mail carriers, from childhood friends and from bandmates at Morris Brown College where Allen played the trombone in 2000.

“He loved the trombone and he still likes the trombone, still practices,” Nicholas said.

Allen leaves behind a wife, a six-year-old daughter and an eight-year-old son as well as two siblings and several other extended relatives.

The family has begun planning Decarlo Allen's funeral which they said will probably be held within the week.

This isn't the first time a postal workers has been killed by a falling tree. 

The same thing happened in June of 2015 near Charlotte, N.C.