Jerry "Shot" Lionel Smith passed away on April 29, 2024. He was 86.

Before retiring to Normangee, Texas, Smith was a farrier of Thoroughbred racehorses on tracks and private ranches and excelled at corrective shoeing. Later in life, he began making knives, including skinning knives and machetes. He loved bass fishing, coon hunting and shooting skeet.

He is survived by his wife, son, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

To send flowers or offer condolences to the family, visit Cozart Funeral Home.