Bob Warhurst passed away on April 29, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. His wife Billie Jean continues to work in the business, as do their five children—Debbie, Rob, Larry, Donny and Kevin—and two of their spouses. Plus, 10 of Bob and Billie Jean’s 11 grandchildren also work at the garden center, with several of their spouses. The family business tradition continues, with more than 30 members of the Warhurst and Williams families working at Merrifield Garden Center.