John Clifford Williams, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 201, at his home.He was born Oct. 16, 1933, in Columbus, Ohio to the late John Clayton and Marjorie McKay Williams. Mr. Williams was a United States Navy veteran and was retired Regional Sales Manager for Jenn-Air. He was of the Protestant faith.His brother, William A. Williams and sister-in-law, Madia Williams preceded him in death.Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Kay Williams; two daughters, Deb Chapman, of Raleigh, N.C.; Kate (John) Curlee, of Augusta, Ga.; one son, John C. (Alicia) Williams, of Chattanooga; two sisters, Marjorie Davis and Ann (Ernie) Grooms, of Columbus, Ohio; and five grandchildren, Kristin and Tyler Chapman; Alexa and Caitlin Williams and Katie Curlee.Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Chattanooga National Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. today at the East Brainerd Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416.Please share your memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.