Johnny Nash

  • Died: October 6, 2020
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Johnny Nash

'I Can See Clearly Now' singer

Johnny Nash was a singer best known for his number one hit song "I Can See Clearly Now" in 1972. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

God bless

Posted by Jim Sanka - acquaintance   May 10, 2021

We send you our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the Nash family. Johnny Nash will be missed by all who loved him. Thank you, Mr. Nash, for sharing your music and talents with people all over the world.

May your treasured memories provide comfort for you. May prayers strengthen you and God’s loyal love always comfort and sustain you. Psalm 23

Posted by - TX   October 28, 2020

To the family of Johnny Nash,

I would like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of Johnny Nash. No Doubt Mr. Nash will be missed by all who knew him personally and professionally. When someone you love dies, they become a memory, and that memory becomes a treasure. As days and weeks pass, and you return to life's routine, may you be comforted by love and the support of family and friends.

May your heart soon be filled with wonderful thoughts, memories, and joyful times spent together with Mr. Nash as you celebrate a life well lived.


EDO, Illinois

Posted by A friend   October 26, 2020

Sincerest Condolences to the Nash Family and Friends Thank you for the wonderfull hit song, "I can see clearly now ", a favourite here in Australia, Kindest thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Michael Crismani - Los Angeles, CA - Acquaintance   October 24, 2020

To the family, many, many friends, and legions of fans of this wonderful man, his most popular hit song by far is the reggae influenced pop song "I Can See Clearly Now." That is the legacy John Nash left behind memorable songs that will not be forgotten. May the God of comfort bless your grieving hearts with strength, loving kindness and peace as the world copes with loss the of Mr. John Nash. May his music keep his memory alive forever with the reggae sound.

Posted by Tony - DC   October 23, 2020

Met Johnny Nash in Birmingham, England many years ago. His voice, his music and his gentle way of being will be with me always. My sincere condolences to the Nash family and those around the world. We mourn his departure, but his memory will live on.

Posted by Janet Graves - Acquaintance   October 19, 2020


Posted by Alishia - SC   October 19, 2020

Farewell Johnny Nash, you were a talented, loving and caring person. You make your mark of goodness in our lives. Family, may you find strength to endure during this difficult time. Most of all may you enjoy your loving shared memories of him.

Posted by G. M. James    October 16, 2020

Love and prayers to the Nash family during this time of bereavement.

Posted by Ms. Louise Fordham    October 16, 2020

My first introduction to soca music was by a dear friend from Jamaica, and it was the music of Johnny. What a tremendous talent. His songs touched you and moved you. May his legacy give solace and comfort and may the God of all comfort strengthen and sustain his wife, children and family. May the God of comfort give you hope with his everlasting promise.

Posted by Michael    October 16, 2020

Praying that his family is comforted during this time. Never will forget the one song that was so inspiring: I Can See Clearly Now.

Posted by Evelyn Gibson    October 15, 2020

My sincere, deepest condolences to the entire Nash family. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to not only meet but get to know Mr Nash and his family for a season of time. I will always cherish those memories and miss those whole fried catfish feast that he and I dearly loved. Prayers of peace and comfort goes out to the family during this time as I deeply mourn with you.

Posted by Louis Odums - Galena Park, TX - friend   October 15, 2020

My deepest condolences to the entire Nash family. I consider myself very fortunate to have met and shared a small potion of time with a such a great man and his family. My prayers of comfort and peace to the family. I mourn with you on your loss.

Posted by Louis Odums    October 15, 2020

Johnny you will always be in my heart...
Terri Bryant

Posted by TERRI BRYANT - Friend   October 14, 2020

Thank you for the music. May you Rest in Peace.

Posted by Kaye Wong - Houston, TX - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

To the Nash family: As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Olivia banks Dalivia Banks mother - Friend   October 14, 2020


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   October 14, 2020

Lifting you all up in prayer. Heaven gained another wonderful angel who will be continuing to sing his beautiful music. Thank you for all the music you shared with us all. Rest in peace sir.

Posted by Courtney Burton - Friend   October 14, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Nash family. May God embrace the family with love, strength and comfort through this sorrow time. Mr Johnny Nash is and always will be remembered and very dear to us. Mr. Johnny Nash's love and smile have always brighten hearts and spirit. May God Bless Mrs Nash and the family. Love always, Michael & Lisa Shum

Posted by Michael & Lisa Shum - Friend   October 13, 2020

I would like to say farewell to a great musician. I knew Johnny when i lived on Bastrop st.when I was little. He will be remembered . God bless his family. In Jesus name Amen.

Posted by brenda j Mooring - Friend   October 13, 2020

May you continue to find joy, comfort and peace, from God and memories, today, tomorrow, and always. My sincere condolences.

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2020


Your songs will be remembered.

Posted by Stephanie Schell - Lakewood, NY   October 13, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person.

Posted by Willadene Glover - Neighbor   October 12, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   October 12, 2020

Wishing the Nash family the very best as they mourn the passing of Johnny. We were fans of one of the best musical voices that man has ever known. Love to Carlie and the family.

Posted by Quincy and Jo Baltrip/Executive Records, Inc - Acquaintance   October 12, 2020

Houston, we have a problem, but we know your legacy will live on through your music! RIP

Posted by Teri Whittington - Friend   October 12, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Thank you for your songs

Posted by Gloria Steagall    October 12, 2020

Remember hearing his songs on the radio over the years.

Posted by Stephanie D Schell    October 12, 2020

I saw Johnny live 1972, Whiskey a- Go - Go LA. He was terrific and everyone seem to be enchanted that night. I was surely as it was my 21st birthday. Johnny was a great talent, a super nice guy and I know he will be sorely missed

Posted by stuart s. schepp - Brother   October 12, 2020

I loved his number one song and extend sincere condolences to the family. At this difficult time, may the God of tender mercies comfort you and give you strength.

Posted by Mary - Neighbor   October 12, 2020

Sincere sympathies to the Nash family,
may God be with all of you in your time of need.

Posted by A friend   October 12, 2020

What an uplifting song, that transcends throughout each generation yet to come. The song is befitting of what the people in this world are experiencing during this time, of COVID-19, racial injustice, civil unrest. Thanks for the vision. RIP

Posted by Ellen Napoleon - Friend   October 11, 2020

Been listening to "I Can See Clearly Now" for months. One of my favorites growing up in the late 60s and finishing college in 1974. Also watched the Midnight Special presentation a number of times. What a voice range. He can see clearer now more than ever.

Posted by Ricky Gum - el paso, TX   October 11, 2020

To The Nash Family, My Heart Goes Out To Your Family, Just Loved Nash Number 1 Hit, I Can See Clearly Now The Rain Has Gone..Its Gonna Be A Bright Bright SunShining Day. My Heart Drells On His Passing..Nash You Are In That Blue Sky ForEver And Ever...Love You Nash...Your Memories Will Live On ForEver And Ever..Rest In Peace...Lots Of Love....

Posted by Michael Marshall - Folsom, LA - friend   October 11, 2020


That song always made you happy and feel good through the tough times. He left an incredible legacy!

Posted by Liz L    October 11, 2020

Johnny can truly see clearly now that he is Gods kingdom. Loved the song.

Posted by M J - Greenfield, IN   October 11, 2020

I was sad to hear the news. Thank you so much for “Hold me tight”! That song always makes me smile. Ever since I was a little girl! I still play it often and love it.

Posted by Gina Erdman - CA   October 11, 2020

The song, 'I can see clearly now' is one of my favorites. The words bring a smile to the face. We send our condolences to the entire Nash family at this difficult time. May the words at 1 Cor. 1:3 bring you much needed solace.

Posted by - MD   October 10, 2020

To Mr. Nash family you have my condolences Mr. Nash was a great man I did not know him from the fame I knew him as a simple pleasant man that used come to SAM’s Club about 20 years ago on Fuqua he was a regular business customer that frequently came to purchase for his Arena he will be missed

Posted by Gwendolyn Stevens - Houston, TX - friend   October 10, 2020

It makes my heart sad to hear of you walking on to the next life, I never met you but your song I can see clearly now gave me a connection to you. It helped through many tough times because it reminded me the sun is always on the other side of what ever cloud is hovering over

Posted by Kriss - IN   October 10, 2020

That song speaks to me now as we go through the unforeseen times of the pandemic, so one day we will all be seeing clearly again because this will not last forever. Much thanks to Mr. Nash for his contribution to the music industry. May the God of all comfort be with the Nash family.

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2020

Thank you for your contributions to the music world.

Posted by - Brockton, MA   October 10, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the Nash family ! It was an honor to have met him !

Posted by Teresa Bordeau - Edge general store, TX   October 10, 2020

Such wonderful music that will never be forgotten. My condolences to the Nash family, May God be with all of you at this time of your loss.

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2020

Rest easy sir. Will never forget you

Posted by Lenore Payne - Pomona, CA - friend   October 09, 2020

I was introduced to JOHNNY NASH'S music by my mother who baby sat him when he was younger. He was a great entertainer and human being. Never forgetting where he came from. RIP Brother NASH.

Posted by JOHN WOODS - TX - acquaintance   October 09, 2020

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by Barbara Beal - Houston, TX - family   October 09, 2020

Posted by Larry Wallace - Houston, TX - friend   October 09, 2020

You were the best, thank you for wonderful memories, I wish I could have seen you in person

Posted by Carmen Trammell - Portland, OR - friend   October 09, 2020

My condolences to the family. Loved his music. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.

Posted by A friend   October 09, 2020

So very sorry to hear about Johnny passing . What an iconic singer with an iconic song that no one will ever forget. May the God of lasting Comfort take care of the Nash Family by blessing your hearts with His peace and loving kindness as you cope with your loss as the world misses him too. Thank you for Johnny’s contribution to the music industry.

Posted by BRY    October 09, 2020


I remember when this song came out and i immediately fell in love with it. My condolences to the Nash Family. RIP Johnny, you were one of a kind❤❤

Posted by Argerine Jordan - Houston, TX   October 09, 2020

Rest In Peace Johnny Nash. I loved your song, I Can See Clearly Now. Prayers and sympathies to his family.

Posted by Cheryl L. Ramsey    October 09, 2020

Incredible voice and personality. His passion for goodness was truly epitomized in his song "I can see clearly now" and became one of my favorites. Not enough Johnny Nash's in our world, you will be missed sir.

Posted by Dan Meyers - St. Croix Falls, WI   October 09, 2020

Whenever we lose someone we love it is heartbreaking. May God comfort all of your hearts and strengthen you in your time of sorrow. My condolences.

Posted by patricia    October 09, 2020

My condolences to the Nash family,, may God be with all of you,, so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by A friend   October 09, 2020

Nash Family,
Our sincere condolences to you all. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

Posted by TD    October 09, 2020

What a great song " I can see clearly now" and very appropriate for these times. So sorry to his family.

Posted by Yvonne    October 09, 2020

God bless you Johnny. May God give your family peace, strength and comfort. Loved your music....’you can see clearly now that your in heaven’.

Posted by Terri Hutton-Dodd - Winnsboro, SC   October 08, 2020

From the time I first heard "I Can See Clearly Now" as a teenager in the early 70s, it became my favorite song and still is today. It's a song of hope, clarity, and promise. Every time I hear it it lifts my spirits. Thank you, Mr. Nash, may you rest in peace.

Posted by Monica Morrison - Dallas, TX   October 08, 2020

Prayers for the family of this great legend. Love the music he gave to us. He is now a gifted singer singing for GOD. GOD Bless all

Posted by Betty Shadid - GA - friend   October 08, 2020

Rest Heavenly Mr. Nash....

Posted by Westwood Area Memphis, TN    October 08, 2020

Heartfelt condolences to the Nash family, May you all find comfort and strength from God in your time of need.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2020

My condolences to the family during your period of bereavement. Truly Johnny shall be missed. I often travel to edge Tx in the summer as a young boy and I would see a recording studio sitting there in the woods. We were All Family, Wilson and Henderson's.

Posted by Lee Gaddis - Houston, TX - family   October 08, 2020

You will be missed Johnny, loved your song, RIP!

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2020

my condolences to his friends and his family I was a great fan of his musical Talent he was a great role model for the African American Community, may he rest in peace

Posted by David P Call - Acquaintance   October 08, 2020

You’ll live forever in the memories of MY lifetime.

Posted by Bari Galloway - Friend   October 08, 2020

I can see clearly now that Johnny is in Heaven with our Lord and
Savior. RIP

Posted by INDIA HART    October 08, 2020

Such a beautiful voice I truly enjoyed and singing along with him whenever I heard his music.May our Heavenly Father comfort and strengthen the family in this difficult time

Posted by Kay - GA   October 08, 2020

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's...My heartfelt condolences to the family's

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2020

Thought and prayers for Johnny Nash family,may you find strength and comfort from God at this very difficult time of your loss.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2020

To Johnny Nash,
You were a very talented singer., my prayers go to your family. Lisa Weiner

Posted by Lisa Weiner - Acquaintance   October 08, 2020

To Johnny Nash,
You were a very talented singer., my prayers go to your family. Lisa Weiner

Posted by Lisa Weiner - Acquaintance   October 08, 2020

I’m 74.. One of the sweetest, hit songs of a lifetime. Made at a time when music was friendly. Sung by a looker and one who seemed to be a nice guy. Good news? For me it will always be one of the top songs, whatever, and will be recognized as a hero for sharing that his voice and his hit with the world!!!!

Posted by Jay Townsend - San Francisco/New York, CA - friend   October 08, 2020

Condolences to Mr. Nash's family. His voice puts a smile on my face each time I hear his songs. Thank you for great childhood memories. Thank you to his family for sharing him with world. Rest in peace.

Posted by Linda    October 08, 2020

I met Mr. Nash many years ago fighting and riding bulls at his arena over in Houston back then Jesus had called me to preach the Gospel as Mr. Nash and I would sit and talk I went to him one night and shared with him what Jesus had laid on my heart to do, I had asked him if it were possible to minister to the cowboys and cowgirls on Friday night
before each performance and as we prayed together about it he encouraged me to do gods work at his place anytime, this was back in the early 90's He and his family helped me to start to minister that turned into every first Sunday of the month services right there as well,
he and his Family are a great part of why I pastor a Cowboy church In Waller TX today he shared a story with me of how when he was building his arena that his mother had prayed over it and she said One day the Holy Ghost would Reside there too and he had been waiting on the day. It wasn't long it began to happen people were baptized in Jesus name In the horse water trough filled with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in toques as the spirit gave the utterance. R.I.P. Mr. Nash I Pray comfort and peace over the whole family in Jesus name.

Posted by Art Musgrove    October 08, 2020

Thank you for sharing your gift of music.
I can see clearly now was one of my most favorite songs. Great talent, sad loss.
RIP, Johnny

Posted by Sandra    October 08, 2020

Johnny Nash has written and sang some of the best music ever and that will not be forgotten. Praying for the family, friends, and all Johnny's fans. I will continue to listen to your music. Rest in Piece.

Posted by Darlene    October 08, 2020

Hope to see you in the resurrection.

Posted by Ernestine    October 08, 2020

Johnny Nash was the most amazing singer his songs touched your heart and soul his voice could soar to the heavens and through his music you almost felt like you knew him personally I feel very privileged to have been able to listen to his great music during the years of my lifetime.R.I.P Johnny Nash

Posted by Lynn Evans - Friend   October 08, 2020

As a young teen me and my cousins Danny and Dale would walk from Brooklyn out the the Klarney dam , a 5 mile walk , to go swimming .
We would pack ketchup sandwiches and sing " I can see clearly now "
as we tracked our way to the swimming hole . We loved Johnny Nash .
Rest easy Mr. Nash . You made seeing clearly a heck of a lot easier for all of us
Greg Williams

Posted by Greg Williams - Friend   October 08, 2020

A voice like satin.
RIP Mr. Johnny.
The Lord is waiting for you.
Sing with the Saints and Angels.
They will love it and the music will be glorious.
When I look up at the symphony of clouds passing by "I Can See Clearly Now" I'm sure I'll hear that beautiful satin voice.
RIP Mr. Johnny. Time for you to rest in Heaven. God Bless You.
A Big Fan.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2020


Rip Mr. Nash

Posted by Reyna - Acampo, CA   October 07, 2020


R.I.P. Johnny Nash Thank you for the lovely soulful music you gave us R&B , Reggae fly high and sing with the angels in heaven my condolences to the family.

Posted by Sherry DeJong - Rector, AR - acquaintance   October 07, 2020


Thank You - RIP

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2020

RIP your wonderful music will live on Thank you for sharing your gift with the world

Posted by Sean Harry - Friend   October 07, 2020

My condolences to the Nash family. Hearing his music when I was very young and then finding out from our friend Ms. Dorothy Nash that was her brother, made me listen to that voice again. My condolences to Ms Dorothy. We love you Ms Dorothy Nash. Our prayers for you and the family for comfort, and peace. God bless you during this time.

Posted by Alice G Hand    October 07, 2020

I never knew you but I'm sure your memory will live on through your music.RIP!-

Posted by Selma Battle    October 07, 2020

Johnny's beautiful encouraging songs bring back so many wonderful memories. I was a senior at the height of the songs I recall. I'm praying for the family, so may peace be with you all at this difficult time.

Posted by Mickey Frazier - Stockton, CA   October 07, 2020

I never really knew or remembered who recorded that but I was a Junior or Senior in High School in 1972-1973. I always loved loved that song. What a smooth sweet voice, the lyrics and just the entire fluidity and roll of the song was amazing..
God bless Johnny Nash and condolences to Family & Friends.

Posted by Rose Picard    October 07, 2020

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Praying that the Lord watch over and bring peace to his son, daughter and wife during this difficult time. God Bless!

Posted by Ernestine Wimberley - Tarpon Spring, FL   October 07, 2020

Truly, one of the most beautiful songs ever written "I Can See Clearly Now". Who can listen to that song and not sing along. Thank you, Johnny, for this beautiful and everylasting song.

Posted by Sylvia - Friend   October 07, 2020

Johnny your music was great. May you rest in peace God Bless your soul

Posted by Angie Valenzuela - Thornton, CO - friend   October 07, 2020

To the Nash Family:
Even though 1972 was a bitter /sweet year for me , I remember the song ," I can see clearly" with fond memories as being one of the bright spots for me. Johnny's song helps me to see many things clearly.
May he rest peacefully until the world is called to order by God!
Betty Henderson- Detroit

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2020

May God bless your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Kent Sivadge - TX   October 07, 2020


Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   October 07, 2020

I Can See Clearly Now. In Memoriam, Johnny Nash's music still lives. Rest in everlasting peace.

Posted by Dr. Charles L. Singleton    October 07, 2020


In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Nash family especially to his sister, Dorothy. He was a very kind man who always treated us generously. We have always had great respect for him and his death is a personal loss.

Posted by Lynda Black a d Nathan Faulk - Acquaintance   October 07, 2020


Godspeed Johnny, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, the music memories, and one of the anthems of my youth, and beyond, "I Can See Clearly Now". And now Johnny, you can eternally "See Clearly Now".

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   October 07, 2020

I heard so many great stories about Mr. Nash from my mom, who also went to Yates, and sang with him back in the day; they are the same age, 80 years young. My mom would still mention him to this day about their singing together and how she was supposed to travel with him but she opted out because her sister wouldn’t go with her. Missed out on her singing career. What a great voice you had!
RIP Mr. Nash

Posted by Kim Layton - Houston, TX   October 07, 2020

This was one of the first songs I learned as a child, so many wonderful memories are tied into this song. My sincere condolences to the Nash family, may God be with all of you at this most difficult time of your loss.

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2020

U was able to meet him, at the rodeo arena, what a great man, he was so nice. I didnt like TX, at all, but, that was an experience, to meet him. Rip, my friend, you are with the angels now. Sincerely yours, Brenda in Michigan.

Posted by Brenda Niebel - Kalkaska, MI - friend   October 07, 2020

One of the best songs ever written and recorded. Johnny's voice on this recording was phenomenal. An inspirational song for sure. Sympathy to the family

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2020

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved ones today and always. Johnny Nash was a great musician with a beautiful voice. He will not be forgotten.

Posted by JE Sowell    October 07, 2020

I remember waking up for school and my mom would always have 77, WABC A.M. on the radio. It was Johnny Nash telling us that it's Gonna be a bright, bright sun shiny day! He will be missed!

Posted by Herb Richardson - Acquaintance   October 07, 2020

To The Nash Family, my deepest condolences, may the Lord give you strength and comfort during this very difficult time. He will be greatly missed, thank you Lord for giving us such a beautiful person in the music industry to the family ❤

Posted by Genevieve Doer-Brown - South Windsor, CT   October 07, 2020



Posted by Michael Mims - Mckees Rocks, PA - Friend   October 07, 2020

Johnny brought in the sun shine with his music thanks for the memories. RIP

Posted by Reggie Richardson - Vallejo, CA   October 07, 2020

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