Monday, February 17, 2020
Richard and Tracey Cox of Georgetown, Kentucky wed in 1986 and had 4 children - 3 boys and a girl. In 2009, Richard was diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer. Before he passed away in 2012, the husband and wife renewed their vows. But Richard's love and affection for his wife even extends beyond the grave.
Tracey's birthday is February 13th and the nationally recognized day of love is the next day. So Richard made arrangements that she would receive flowers every year on that day with a personalized note from him, reading "Happy Birthday and Valentine's Day. Love Rich."
Their son Nicholas says that his father taught him about true love. "We need to continue to instill it in our young ones. My father did this, this is probably my greatest gift he taught me."
See Melissa Ratliff, This Husband Made Sure his Wife Would get Flowers on Valentine's Day — Even Long After his Death, Kgun9.com, February 14, 2020.