Obit: Dewey Clift

Obit: Dewey Clift

July 11th, 2018 in Obituaries
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Dewey Leslie Clift, 84, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018, at his home surrounded by all his family and friends. Leslie was born Jan. 3, 1934, in Soddy, Tenn., and was a member of the Dallas Bay Baptist Church. He served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. After the military he worked at Combustion Engineering and retired after 40 years of service. Leslie was a Mason and an avid amateur ham radio operator. He was preceded in death by his parents Ben Jay and Lillian Clift, his sisters Dorthea Clift Gann of Soddy and Mary Alice Mills of Chattanooga and brothers Eric Clift, of Soddy and Gene Clift of South Carolina. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Vernell Clift; daughter, Karen Clift Respess (Rick); son, Leslie H. Clift (Elizabeth); granddaughter, Katie Elizabeth Clift Severson; grandson, Hunter Clift; brother, J.J. Clift of Hixson, sister, Carolyn Watson of Florida and several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to all his friends at Hardee’s University. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in the chapel of Hamilton Funeral Home Rev. Ken Young officiating. Interment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors. His family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Clift family guestbook at www.hamiltonfuneraloptions.com. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson. (423) 531-3975


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