Graydon Chapman Kingsland, 93, formerly of Bristol


CLEMSON, S.C. — Graydon Chapman Kingsland, 93, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, with family by his side.

He was born Aug. 28, 1928. Graydon was the son of Arthur and Eleanor Kingsland of Bristol, Vt. Graydon was raised in Bristol and spent the summers in Johnson, Vt., working on the family dairy farm. Graydon graduated from Bristol High School. After his service in the Navy he returned to Bristol and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont, master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. from Penn State.

Graydon loved to travel and was passionate about hiking and Civil War history. His favorite saying was “What’s your game plan?”

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

In addition to his parents, Graydon was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Ellen Germain Kingsland and a brother, Spencer Kingsland.

Services will be private for the family.

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.◊

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