Born June 2, 1957 in Peoria to Wilmer and Dorothy (Williams) Cox, he married Tammy Sue Clinch on April 14, 1990 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother of Oquawka; one brother-in-law, Jeff (Lisa Williams) Clinch of Peoria; one nephew, Nathaniel (Kathy Look) Hoak of Peoria and three great-nieces and nephews, Thomas, Charlotte and Addison.
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Billy Cox and Ronnie Joe Cox.
Richard was a simple man that enjoyed fishing and spending time with family, especially walks with his wife and dogs to the park. He was fun to be around and enjoyed video games.
No services or visitation are planned. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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