Benjamin Tyler “Ben” Aytes, age 27, of Harriman passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville from complications of an extended illness of diabetes. He was a 2008 graduate of Roane County High School in Kingston and attended Roane State Community College. He is survived by his parents: Stanley & Linda Aytes of Harriman; brother: Adam Aytes of Kingston; niece: Addison Aytes of Kingston; grandfather: Raymond Massey of Rockwood; special cousin who was raised as a brother: Lee Nance of Knoxville; special cousin whom he mentored: Deacon Potter of Knoxville; dearest friend: Meagan Linley of Kingston; and many aunts, uncles, cousins other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. Funeral services will follow Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. from the chapel of Evans Mortuary. Private family interment will be held at a later date.