REMEMBERING ALLEN SANDLIN: FRIENDS, FAMILY SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS AFTER HOMICIDE
The family of Allen Sandlin is devastated in the wake of his death, saying he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Sandlin, 56, was found dead with Hernan Antonio, 55, in a home in Fayette County Monday morning.
“I had a gut feeling all day that something wasn’t right,” said Greg Lowery, a close friend of the victim.
Allen’s brother David Sandlin said that just like he and his father, Allen was a handyman.
“His specialty was concrete, but he could build anything,” Sandlin said.
And he means anything, considering the brothers built Voice of Truth Worship Center in Carbon Hill together without the help of blueprints.
Allen and David Sandlin were among the first baptized in the church they built with their own hands.
“He loved the lord,” Sandlin said. “He was always happy-go-lucky and tried to help folks, and everybody loved him.”
Besides a handyman and a man of god, Allen was a family man, too.
“He loved his family,” Sandlin said. “He worked so hard to send his daughter to college.”
Sandlin is asking anyone who may know anything about his brother’s death to please come forward.
“You can’t replace family,” he said.
If you have any information on the double homicide case, please contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office at 205-932-3205.