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Joe Calvin Frantz
  • Passed away on August 28, 2022

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On Sunday evening, August 28, 2022, Joe Calvin Frantz took his last breath on this earth and met his Lord Jesus.

Born in Enid, Oklahoma on March 11, 1947, he was the son of Reuben and Beulah Frantz.
A resident of Ocala, FL since 1979, he worked in cabinetry and hand crafted wood working, served as chaplain at Mark III Industries, and in 1988 became owner of a Christian bookstore. Christian Market Square served the Ocala community for 14 years where Joe ministered to and impacted thousands of lives for Christ.
His later years were spent deepening his walk with the Lord and furthering the Kingdom by writing, designing, and printing a Gospel booklet which has been distributed by the thousands personally, locally, as well as internationally.

Joe was welcomed into heaven by his parents and older brother, Ken, and awaits the homecoming of his wife of 50 years, Melinda, younger brother Gene, daughter and husband Jill and Josh Putty, son Josh, daughter and husband Jodie and Aaron Johnson, as well as 7 grandchildren, Camille, Kaylin, and Lincoln Putty, Eli Frantz, Felicity, Juliet, and Genesis Johnson, who all know him as “Poppy.”
His life truly was a vessel used by and for God to bring HIM alone honor and glory.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at City Light Church in Ocala on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 3:00pm. All are welcome.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest International, PO Box 6690, Ocala, FL 34478

Arrangements for Joe have been entrusted to the care of Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, Heritage Place Chapel, 954 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Suite 200, Ocala, Florida 34470. PH: 352-236-5884. Online Condolences as well as fond memories may be left for Joe’s family by visiting www.BaldwinCremation.com.


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  1. Candy Elmore says:
    09 Sep 2022
    Joe was a lifelong friend and encouraged me in my walk with Christ. He led a small group in Ft Wayne, IN, and taught me the importance of memorizing God's Word. This truth has been vital in my Christian walk and I am grateful for Joe's impact on my life. His friendship was a treasure. All my love to Melinda and family in your time of loss.

  2. Larry E Meeks says:
    08 Sep 2022
    One of the blessings of my life is my service to the Christian bookstore market. Joe operated the Christian Supply for years. When we all stand before Him on that Great Day I believe we will see the multitudes of folks who were ministered to by the Bibles, books, music, gifts, and precious care by Joe and his staff ! I will be cheering loudly for Joe as he gets his crown to lay at Jesus' feet ! Soon we will join him for eternity ! Blessings !

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