Sherman Miller, who founded the St. George Marathon in the fall of 1977, passed away on January 20th, 2019 at the age of 77. Sherman was working as the parks and recreation department director for St. George when he conceived his idea to create a marathon for the city. He mapped the marathon course on his bike and organized the event. The inaugural St. George marathon in 1977, with just 42 runners, marked the beginning of a much anticipated annual event. Sherman’s enthusiasm and handwork paid off with his contribution of the St. George marathon. On the events 6th anniversary, he crossed the race finish line in 2:59 at the age of 41. He always found great joy in sharing his excitement for sports and especially running, with his children, grandchildren, and community. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lynnette, 7 children, 23 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren who love him and will miss him dearly.