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Graydon Chapman Kingsland, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology and Physiology – October 2, 2021

Graydon Chapman Kingsland, 93, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology and Physiology, died October 2, 2021. He retired in 1993 after 32 years at Clemson.

He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont, a master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire, then a Ph.D. 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.

Kingsland is survived by three sons, Graydon Kingsland Jr. of Deming, Washington, David Kingsland of Easley, Christopher Kingsland of Central; a daughter, Karen Kingsland of Asheville; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by his long-time companion, Joan Dickson of Liberty.

Services will be private for the family.

His full obituary is posted online.