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Henry Dale Smith Sr.

H.D. Smith founder dies at age 87

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. ­— Henry Dale Smith Sr., founder and chairman emeritus of H.D. Smith, the nation’s largest independent drug wholesaler, died at age 87. “The entire H.D. Smith family is deeply saddened by the loss of our founder and a pioneer in health care distribution,” said Henry Dale Smith Jr., his eldest son and current

H.D. Smith announces passing of founder

H.D. Smith announces passing of founder

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Henry Dale Smith Sr., founder and chairman emeritus of H.D. Smith, has died at age 87. The nation’s largest independent drug wholesaler said Monday that Smith passed away in Springfield, Ill., surrounded by family and loved ones. Smith founded H.D. Smith in January 1954, serving local pharmacies in the Midwest. A pharmacist