Richard L. Cox Sr.

by doveclove Thu Jul 29 2021 Updated On Sat Apr 09 2022
Richard L. Cox Sr.

Richard L Cox Sr is the late father of the famous actress Courteney Cox.

Courteney is best known for her role as Monica Geller from the worldwide hit series Friends

More about Richard

Richard Lewis had Irish, English, Scottish, German, and distant Swedish ancestry. 

He had his belief in Epicospalian religion. He was born on January 28, 1931.

He was raised and brought up in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. He had a business in his hometown Alabama

His father’s name was Wilmore Pearson Cox, and his mother’s name was Elizabeth Ann Cox

His father Wilmore was born in the year 1894 and died in the year 1974

Richard’s Marriage

Richard was married to a woman named Courteney Bass Copeland. She was born in September 1934

She was also brought up and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The pair met in the early 1960s.

She never really started her career to take care of her children. She was a homemaker. 

The information on the background about their relationship and marriage is limited. 

Richard’s Children

Richard had four children with Courteney Bass. The couple had their first baby boy. 

He was named after Richard himself. He was named Richard Cox Jr.

After giving birth to a baby boy, and the couple had a daughter named after his wife, Courteney

She gave birth to the Friend’s star on June 15, 1964. She is fifty-six years old. 

Courteney later gave birth to two daughters named Virginia Cox and Dorothy Cox Pickett. Her nickname is Dottie

Richard Lewis with his daughter Courteney
Richard Lewis with his daughter Courteney  Source: Pinterest

Broken Marriage

After having four kids together and living together for most of their lives, Courteney and Richard decided to split. 

The reason for their separation was never disclosed to the public. 

Their divorce was finalized in the year 1974. After being legally separated, Richard left the house and returned to his hometown. 

Ex-wife’s Second Marriage

After getting a divorce, his former wife married a man named Hunter Copeland

After marrying him, she changed her last name from Cox to Copeland

Her second husband was a former Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council Director. Courteney has five stepchildren. 

Richard’s Second Marriage

After getting a divorce and watching her former wife getting married to another person, Richard also wanted to move on. 

He got into a serious relationship with a woman named Mary Augusta Cox. They got married after few years of getting into a relationship. 

Death of Richard

After moving to his hometown Florida, Richard opened up his own business. 

He was the owner of the company Cox Pools. Later, he was diagnosed with rare cancer called Merkel Cell Carcinoma.

He battled with this cancer for a long time and could not succeed. He passed away on September 3, 2001

Relationship with Daughter

Before his death, Richard was super close with her daughter. 

Courteney Cox has mentioned in several interviews that she was and always will be her daddy’s girl. 

Even after living separately, Richard always managed to contact his children and stay in touch. 

His daughter Courteney used to visit him mainly during the summer holidays. They frequently used to talk on the phone. 

A Grandfather

Richard never got to meet his granddaughter. He passed away three years before her birth. 

His granddaughter’s name is Coco Arquette. She was born on June 13, 2004, in Los Angeles, California

She is seventeen years old. Her father’s name is David Arquette. 

Richard’s ex-wife, daughter, and granddaughter
Richard’s ex-wife, daughter, and granddaughter  Source: Instagram

Net Worth

The net worth of Richard Lewis Cox Sr was never disclosed. The net worth of her daughter is given below:

Net WorthSource
$150 millionActor, producer 

Age, Height, and Weight

  1. Richard died at the age of seventy-one years old.
  2. His nationality was American.
  3. His height and weight were unknown.

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