James Casey “Tater” Aytes, 35, of Orange, Texas, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont, in Beaumont, Texas.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home.
Tater was born on Tuesday, June 9, 1981, in Beaumont, Texas, to the late Melody Dawn (Delaney) and James David Aytes.  He was a lifelong resident of Orange, Texas, and a member of the First United Methodist Church – Mauriceville.  Tater, Class of 2000, received his High School diploma from Little Cypress- Mauriceville High School.  In his spare time, Tater enjoyed playing video games and writing poetry.  Tater was a man who loved being home with his family and his favorite dog, Willy, and spending time with his church friends.
Preceding Tater in death are his parents, Melody and James David Aytes; and his step-sister, Mandy Owens.
Those who will cherish Tater’s memory most are his step-mother, Susan Aytes; caregivers and honorary step-mother, Michelle and Uncle, Shane Delaney; brothers, David Hastings and Austin Aytes; and his nieces, nephews, many members of his extended family, and friends who loved, and will miss him dearly.
Tater’s family will be having a celebration of his life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution, on behalf of James Casey “Tater” Aytes, may be made to United Cerebral Palsy; ucp.org

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