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John C. Leffingwell, RIP

John Charles Leffingwell, PhD, 82, of Canton, GA  passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at his residence.

No local services are scheduled at this time.

Mr. Leffingwell was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen Leffingwell.  He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Leffingwell; children, John C. Leffingwell II (Jill), Melissa Rice (Don), Diane Leffingwell; brother, Bill Leffingwell; grandchildren, Michaela Rice, Madison Rice, Zayne Rice, Van Leffingwell, Jade Leffingwell; great grandchildren, Lilyanna Cole, Lunabelle Cole.

Canton Funeral Home and Cemetery at Macedonia Memorial Park is honored to serve the family of John C. Leffingwell.

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A tribute page is under construction in honor of John’s invaluable contributions to the flavor industry which will be posted in his Memoriam page here. The Society of Flavor Chemists will be making a donation to St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in Canton, GA in his name.