James Jay “Nub” Clift, 94, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019. He served eight years in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of WWII. He was a member of Mile Straight Baptist Church. He attended Soddy Daisy High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben J. and Lillian Clift; wife, Pauline Clift; siblings, Eric Clift, Mary Alice Mills, Dorothy Gann, Gene Clift, and Leslie Clift. Survivors include his son, Jimmy Clift (Lavonda), daughter, Brenda Craig (Richard) all of Soddy-Daisy; and daughter, Carol Tankersley (George) of Chattanooga; sister, Carolyn Watson of Tallahassee, Fla.; grandchildren, Eric Clift, Lauren Cottrill; great-grandson, Steven Cottrill; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Al Goss and Pastor Tom Goss officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com. Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.