Sterling Lavon "Shots" Smith

November 6, 1940 ~ March 11, 2022 (age 81)


Sterling Lavon “Shots” Smith, 81, of Hedgesville, WV, and formerly of Gettysburg, PA, passed away Friday, March 11, 2022, at Stone Rise Nursing Home in Martinsburg, WV. Born November 6, 1940, in Emmitsburg, MD, he was the son of the late Jethro and Esther (Merritt) Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Jane Smith March 20, 2013. Shots enjoyed coon hunting and spending time with his family. He is survived by his children, Robin Asbury (Billy), Betty Smith (Gary), Annette Johnson (Charles), John Gaver III (Robin), Perry Gaver, and Helen Seidel (Larry), siblings, Carliel “Smitty” Smith, Arty Anders, Penny Anders (Reds), Chester Smith (Gloria), Gary Smith (Betty), and Ronald Smith (Joan), sister-in-law, Nina Smith, 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be remembered by one special grandson, Mark D. Smith and companion Melanie. He was preceded in death by one son, David Gaver, one brother, Gene Smith, and one grandson, Michael Asbury. Services will be held Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 11:00am at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, with Pastor Kimberly Nunberg officiating. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8pm at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered at

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March 16, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
J. L. Davis Funeral Home
12525 Bradbury Ave
Smithsburg, MD 21783

Funeral Service
March 17, 2022

11:00 AM
J. L. Davis Funeral Home
12525 Bradbury Ave
Smithsburg, MD 21783

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