Mr. Benjamin Tyler “Ben” Aytes, age 27, a resident of Harriman, Tennessee passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee from complications of an extended illness of Diabetes. He was born January 4, 1990 in Fort Ord, California. Ben was well traveled and had lived in many places during his life, including Savannah, Georgia, which was his favorite. He was a 2008 graduate of Roane County High School in Kingston, Tennessee and attended Roane State Community College. Ben was a Christian and loved the Lord. He loved others first and was a gift giver, even going without to give you what you needed. Basketball was his passion and Kobe was his favorite player. He loved Diet Dr. Pepper’s, music, and reading, especially science fiction books. The light of his life was his niece, Addison; and he loved being with his family, especially his mother. Ben was preceded in death by his grandparents, John & Reba Kay Aytes; and Ernestine Massey; and uncle, John Massey.
Parents: Stanley & Linda Aytes of Harriman, TN
Brother: Adam Aytes of Kingston, TN
Niece: Addison Aytes of Kingston, TN
Grandfather: Raymond Massey of Rockwood, TN
Special Cousin who was raised as a brother: Lee Nance of Knoxville, TN
Special Cousin whom he mentored: Deacon Potter of Knoxville, TN
Dearest Friend: Meagan Linley of Kingston, TN
And many aunts, uncles, cousins other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Funeral services will follow on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary. Private family interment will be held at a later date.