Fairfield, Maine-Philip D. Follansbee, 79, of Fairfield, passed away on October 1, 2013, at his home with his family by his side. He was born on June 23, 1934, in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of the late Perley A. and Miriam (Greeley) Follansbee. He moved to Maine in 1943, attended Fairfield schools, and that is where he met the love of his life and the girl next door, Phyllis Atwood. They married on June 28, 1952. While in his youth, he would hitchhike all over the place. At the age of 14, he hitchhiked to New Mexico, California, Florida, and several other states, and that is where the love of long haul trucking began. He has traveled to 46 of the 48 Continental U.S. States. In his early years, he was employed by Norrwock Shoe as a hand sewer, Hollingsworth and Whitney, and Keyes Fibre. Later, he was employed by Harris Baking Company for 12 years. He became an owner/operator of his own tractor trailer and contracted with Sunbury America and Allen’s Transfer of Augusta until his retirement in 1999. He loved music, and was with the Stacy’s County Jamboree (Frankenstein Show) that was on channel 5 T.V. over 45 years ago. After his retirement began, he started a gospel music outreach in many local nursing homes and senior centers in central Maine. He had to stop due to ill health in 2007. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fairfield, Maine, where he served as a Deacon, and was active with the choir. He also was a member and Past Master of the Victor Grange in Fairfield Center, Maine. He was predeceased by his son, Stephen Follansbee; his brothers, Duane, and Jack Follansbee; and a sister, Rita Gregory. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years Phyllis of Fairfield, Maine; his son, Mark Follansbee and his wife “B” of Fairfield, Maine; his daughter Melody Morin and her husband David of Fairfield, Maine; grandchildren, Daniel Follansbee, Heather McAvoy and her Husband Peter, Taylor Follansbee and his companion Samantha, and Erika Morin and her companion Marc; step grandchildren, Ben and Bob Roy; several great grandchildren; his beloved dog and friend, Jake; and nieces, and nephews. A special thank you to MaineGeneral Hospice, especially; Lisa, Laurie, and Julianne. Memorial visiting hours will be held on Saturday, October 5, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street, Fairfield. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 6, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 13 Newhall Street, Fairfield, with Pastor Stephen Donahue officiating. Burial of the Urn will follow at Friends Cemetery in North Fairfield. Following burial, a gathering of family and friends will be held at the First Baptist Church in Fairfield to have refreshments and share conversation. Donations in his memory may be made to the Abiding Memorial Fund, c/o First Baptist Church 13 Newhall Street, Fairfield, ME 04937 or MaineGeneral Hospice, 10 Water Street, Waterville, ME 04901.