Meir Smith was born on January 11, 1951 in Kfar Giladi to Avshalom and Chana. He studied in the elementary school in Neve Magen and in the Municipal High School A in Tel Aviv.
Meir was drafted into the IDF in August 1969 and assigned to the Armored Corps. He became a tank driver and served on the Suez Canal. On April 12, 1970, six months after he was drafted, he fell in the Canal area. He was buried in the Kiryat Shaul Military Cemetery.