Jon Steven Cooper II, age 37, passed away unexpectedly Monday, 19 September 2022, at Camp Williams, Utah. He was born 27 August 1985 in Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, the son of Jon Steven Cooper and Shari Melissa (Birch) Cooper.\n“Steven” grew up in Irmo, South Carolina where he attended school and was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had a son, Blake Owen Cooper (17), in 2005, with first wife, Grace-Ann Kenyon. On, September 27th, 2014, he married the love of his life, Kody Jean Taylor, and welcomed the chance to be a father figure to Kody’s son, Austin Kennedy (17). \n\nSteven loved his family more than anything else. He was an avid outdoorsman with a deep love for nature. He enjoyed everything that the mountains had to offer, especially hiking, hunting, and fishing in Utah, Idaho and Washington states. He loved his country and was proud to serve in the United States military starting in 2009. \n\nSteven served as a Staff Sergeant in the Utah Army National Guard. His service played a very important role in his life. He frequently pointed out that the Army taught him the value of discipline, teamwork, and investing in a cause larger than himself. He also received an Associate’s degree in Business from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington.\n\nIn addition to his wife, son, and step-son he is survived by parents Jon and Shari Cooper, Irmo, SC; brother Scott (Jessika) Cooper, Irmo, SC; brother Bret (Rachel) Cooper, Irmo, SC; sister Kaitlin (Sterling) Swift, Phoenix, AZ and brother Dylan (Alex) Cooper, Columbia, SC and eight nieces and nephews.\n\nA memorial in his honor will be held 3:00pm at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley Funeral Chapel, South Jordan, 1007 West South Jordan Pkwy, with a public viewing at 2:00pm at the same location. The family invites all family, friends, and military service members to attend these services in Steven’s honor. \n\nThose who wish may make gifts in his memory please donate to Ride to Zero (www.ridetozero.com). Please send potted funeral plants.