“He was loved and cherished and protected by both parents and all family members for his short 22 months of life,” family members wrote in a paid obituary published Thursday.
Cooper, according to the obit, loved trucks and cars and had just learned to identify the color red.
Though support for his father has diminished as information trickles out from police, the family thanked those who have stood behind them.
“The outpouring of love has been tremendously overwhelming in the best way possible,” they wrote in the obituary. “The Lord sent you very special people to us and we are praising God in this storm.”