During his long racing career, he drove at Yonkers, Liberty Bell, Roosevelt, Freehold and Brandywine, as well as in New England. His first top pacer was Victor Dale, who was owned by his father and was a highly regarded campaigner in the early 1950s.
He also raced Jerry Way, Recneps Jack (named backward for the horse's breeder, Jack Spencer) and Sprinkle, who later became a top foundation brood mare.
Mr. Smith was often called in as a substitute driver for Stanley Dancer, Billy Haughton and other top drivers.
He drove the winner of the first race at Pompano Park in 1964 and was a fixture on the Maryland racing circuit of Rosecroft, Laurel, Baltimore and Ocean Downs, where he won several driving titles.
Later in his career, Mr. Smith was recognized as one of the nation's top conditioners of young horses. He broke, trained and drove horses for Elizabeth and Gage Ellis, who raced under the nom de course Village Farm of Langhorne, Pa.
He continued to work with young horses after retiring from racing about five years ago.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Alice; three sons, Jack Jr., Dan and Lester, and a daughter, Jean.
A viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Dennison Funeral Home, 214 W. Front St., Florence. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Florence.