Phillip J. Herbest Sr.


April 11, 1960
- March 20, 2020

MILO - 59 years old passed away peacefully at the home of Beth Estes on March 20, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at his side.
He was born April 11, 1960 to the late Betty (Herbest) Allen.
Phillip grew up in Milo, Maine all his life. At the age of 12 years old he started working in the woods, loading trucks, running heavy equipment. At 16 years old he got his driver license to drive truck. He worked hard all his life. He knew the logging business and everybody wanted him to work for them. For many years Phillip worked throughout the state of Maine known as the Exceptional loader operator and other heavy equipment as well as a local and long haul truck driver.
He decided to buy his first truck which it was called "BIG GREEN". Him and his son Phillip Herbest Jr. whom he adored and love, decided to go trucking across the United States. He was so proud to teach JR the trucking life.
As Phillip health decline in 2018, he had to stop trucking which was so hard on him.
His daughter Ashley Jo would take him to all his doctor's appt., hospital stay she was right there. Ashley was his pride and joy. Ashley was there right to the last breath was taken.
Phillip belonged to the Mason in Milo, Maine.
He is survived by the most amazing woman whom he loved until his last breath and she bought him home and took care of him until the end Beth Estes mother of his children. His daughter Ashley Jo and Husband David Webb from Medford, Maine. His son Phillip Herbest Jr. and wife Ashley from Milo, Maine. He is survived by his 6 precious grandchildren whom he loved are Joshua and Courtney Webb, Phillip Herbest the 3rd his big man and Neavah Herbest his little monster, Kaylee Rhoades and Kenzie Blake. He leaves behind a very special sister in-law that was there until the end Janet Jay and her husband Carl of Milo, Maine , sister-in-law Carlene Bradford of Brewer which visited him and brought him vanilla milkshakes and Charlene and husband Charles White of Levant, Maine 2 brother-in-laws Terry Hodgdon of Florida and Harold Hodgdon of Glenburn, Maine
2 brothers Edward Herbest and wife Linda of Orneville, Maine
Scott Herbest of Hancock, Maine which Scott spend a lot of time with him. One sister Susan Pelletier and husband Steven of Hampden, Maine.
He leaves behind his Aunts Brenda Herbest, Carol Nall and Albina Emery and Uncle Ronald Baker. Many nieces, nephews and cousins. He leaves a very special cousin he called his brother Jeff Herbest who blew his horn going by that morning and Phillip open his eyes and peak right up, Ashley said "Daddy that was Jeff ,he smiled. He also leaves behind 2 very special friends Dean Munson and DJ Munson and all his trucking buddies to many to list. Also leaving a 2 very special nephew's Paul Gray and Joseph Brown. He would have Paul sit on his lap and drive limber. Joseph came and sat with him the last few days of his life. He was predeceased by his cousin who was like a brother David Wellman. Now he is with David, his mother, and grandparents who has gone on before him.
Also a great big thanks to his son in law David Webb who will be making his URN.
At Phillip's request they will not be any viewing or funeral. His request is to be cremated and his ashes to be with Beth on her shelf.
Published in the Bangor Daily News on March 27, 2020


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