BENTON, ME—Phillip W. Carter, 94, of Benton passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Oak Grove Center in Waterville, ME. He is now in the loving arms of his beloved wife, Virginia and his savior Jesus Christ.\r\n\r\nHe was born in Fairfield, ME on June 15, 1924, the son of Raymond and Mary Jane (Foster) Carter. He attended the Fairfield school system.\r\n\r\nOn November 8, 1942, he married the love of his life, Virginia E. Getchell. They had 65 wonderful years together. Phil was a WWII veteran. \r\n\r\nHe spent most of his working career as a mechanic, opening his own garage “Phil Carter’s Garage” in 1960. The garage is still going strong today under the ownership of his son, Larry Carter.\r\n\r\nHe was a devoted member of the Shawmut Chapel since 1958. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows and constable of Benton, ME.\r\n\r\nHis favorite pastime was doing puzzles, and he enjoyed his time with family at the camp on Morrill Pond in Hartland, ME. Phil was a devoted husband and father.\r\n\r\nHe was predeceased by his loving wife, Virginia; his siblings, Hillman, Laura Bray, Mason, Luella Fortin, and R Zalisco.\r\n\r\nPhil is survived by his children, Wyonne Linnell, Glenys L. Michaud and her soul mate, Thomas Hunter Jr., and Larry P. Carter and his wife, Gladys; his grandchildren, Eric Linnell and his wife, Angie, Tammy Fuller and her husband, Rick, Patrick Linnell and his wife, Bette-Jean, Stephanie Mason and her husband, Ken, Dorothy Linnell-Richardson and her husband, Wes, Jonathan Whitcomb, Christine Oliver and her husband, Gary, Elizabeth Hubbard and her husband, Carlton, Penelope Carter, and Adam Carter and his significant other, Shantel Grenier; 20 great grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren.\r\n\r\nVisiting hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a funeral service to begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 5 at Shawmut Chapel, with a light brunch to follow at the chapel.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Memorial Fund of Shawmut Chapel. P.O. Box 222, Shawmut, ME 04975.\r\n\r\nAn online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com\r\n\r\nArrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield, ME.