WINSLOW, ME--Joshua Charles Phillips, 41, of Winslow, ME passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 4, 2018, while hunting in the woods where he grew up his whole life. Josh was born in Waterville, ME on August 26, 1977 and was the youngest son of Larry and Shelley Phillips. Josh graduated from Winslow High School and became a skilled machinist and for 23 years; he took great pride in the work that he did. \r\n\r\nJoshua lived life the way he wanted with no regrets. He enjoyed the world of racing, from Nascar to the old days of 6-cylinder racing at Unity. Josh worked hard with his father and brother to build his first race car and had a great time at it. He enjoyed racing dirt bikes while in Jr. high and high school and always had that “no fear” attitude even when jumping a rock wall with his peddle bike and breaking his collar bone. He enjoyed the time he spent on his Harley and would ride for hours especially if he had Amber riding behind him. \r\n\r\nJoshua built his own home in Winslow for his family and was so proud of this achievement. He loved anything with a motor that went fast. He’d work for hours on his old Chevy truck or his mustang, but it was always a labor of love. \r\n\r\nJosh had many longtime friends and cousins that all cared for him deeply. He would always enjoy their company whenever they would stop by. You could always plan on an entertaining and sometime colorful conversation with him, but that’s what we loved the most about him. It was always straight up with Josh. Josh loved his family and being with them. He always looked forward to hunting up north in the fall and bringing home that first load of fire wood from camp. Joshua and his brother, Jeremy have never been any further then a stone’s throw away from one another. They have always taken good care of each other. Throughout their lives it was always “what one didn’t think of the other one would”. Joshua was also extremely proud to be a Shriner and a Mason. \r\n\r\nJoshua will be forever sadly missed by his Mum and Dad who were always there to support and encourage him. He’ll be deeply missed by his greatest love and proudest accomplishment, his loving daughter, Amber Phillips. He tried so hard to be the dad that she wanted and needed him to be. She was always his guiding light; his stepson, Evan Gammon, who he loved always and tried to be a good stepdad, and his mother, Jessica Gammon. He’ll always be fondly remembered and missed by his loving brother and best friend, Jeremy Phillips and his children, Matthew and Madalyn Phillips; he’ll be missed by his Nana Eva Turner of Winslow, ME who shared a close bond with him; and Uncle Gary and Aunt Sue Phillips of Winslow, ME; and many aunts and uncles and cousins and special friends including Addie Crocker and her children, Cora, Jeffery and Taylor of Winslow, ME. \r\n \r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations to help defray funeral expenses may be made to Shelley Phillips, 1016 China Rd., Winslow, ME 04901.