Thomas Allen Cooper Jr., 58, of Washington, Utah, returned home to his Heavenly Father and his earthly parents on December 10, 2022.
Tommy was born on August 31, 1964, to Tom and Mary Ruth Cooper, in Georgia and then was later raised in Washington “Dog Town”, Utah, along with his ten siblings. After Graduating from Pine View High School in 1985, Tommy went on to work in the laundry and restaurant business, finishing his working days at St. Helens Restaurant in Washington, Utah.
In Tommy’s teenage years he found his love for running. He participated in the Special Olympics, winning many metals and ribbons along the way. He had the privilege to attend the Special Olympics in LA and ran his best race ever. It was one of the biggest events put on by the Special Olympics.
As Tommy grew older, his love for running turned to a love of tractors and tractor pulling. He became a member of the Color Country Antique Machinery Association (CCAMA), pulling in Cedar City, Panguitch, Parowan, Page, Delta, the Washington County Fair, and his favorite, “Cotton Days” in Washington. He was in hog heaven always trying for first place. Tommy was a member of the CCAMA for fifteen plus years and loved every minute of it. He always made sure to call his family members and tell them how he did in the pulls that day. He always came home with a first or second place trophy. Last year was his year – placing first in all the pulls he did. Truly one of his proudest moments. Tractor pulling was his true passion and love of his life; his tractor was his baby.
Tommy was also passionate about WWE wrestling. He loved his Monday night wrestling events. He welcomed all to come and watch with him, as long as you kept your mouth closed or cheered for whoever he wanted to win. He even had a room decorated with his favorite WWE wrestlers - another proud moment for him.
You could always find Tommy talking to his nephews, nieces, and cousins, sharing a treat, or his favorite soda with them. Many of his closest friends would stop him and talk to him about anything Tommy wanted to talk about. He loved life, he loved his family, and he loved his tractor.
Tommy is preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Mary Ruth Cooper.
He is survived by his siblings, Mike Cooper, Rosemary (David) Sedgwick, Belinda (David) Rupp, Crystal Newman, Heather (Jeff) Wade, Jody (Niecole) Cooper, Heidi (Les) Jeffs, Dent (Sarah) Cooper, Ben (Brandy) Cooper, Randy (Sarah) Cooper, and many nephews and nieces.
A visitation will take place on Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington Main Street Chapel, 82 North Main Street, Washington, Utah.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 16, 2022, at 11:00 am, at the Washington City Cemetery, 300 Park View Drive, Washington, Utah.
The Celebration of Life and Luncheon will follow the graveside service back at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington Main Street Chapel, 82 North Main Street, Washington, Utah.
We as a family would like to thank all the ICU Doctors and Nurses at the St. George Regional Hospital for the best care given to Tommy.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah 435-673-2454.
Family and friends are invited to leave a memory on Tommy’s obituary page at