Graydon Chapman Kingsland, 93, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 2, 2021. He was born in Burlington, VT August 28, 1928, a son of Arthur and Eleanor Chapman Kingsland.
Graydon graduated from Bristol (VT) High School. He then served his country by serving in the US Navy with the Construction Battalion. After his military service received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont, a Master's degree from the University of New Hampshire, then a PhD from Penn State University. He taught plant pathology and mycology at Clemson University, where he also did research on diseases of cereal grains crops with the Department of Plant Pathology and Physiology.
Graydon loved to travel and was passionate about hiking and Civil War history.
Graydon is survived by three sons, Graydon Kingsland, Jr. of Deming, WA, David Kingsland of Easley, Christopher Kingsland of Central; a daughter, Karen Kingsland of Asheville, NC; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by his long-time companion, Joan Dickson of Liberty.
In addition to his parents, Graydon was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Ellen Germain Kingsland in August of 1977 and a brother, Spencer Kingsland.
Services will be private for the family. "What's your game plan?"
To remember Graydon in a special way please consider a donation to the American Battlefield Trust, 1156 15th St. NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005.
Please visit RobinsnFuneralHomes.com or Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations, Central – Clemson Commons.