Paul English

Age 87


February 11, 2020


Paul English was the longtime drummer, best friend, and bodyguard for legendary country music artist Willie Nelson. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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Such wonderful memories. Rest easy, Paul, you are loved and will not be forgotten.

Condolences to Paul's family & to Willie,it's gotta be so rough, losing your best friend! RIP Paul.❤

I met Paul a number of years ago with my wife on their bus during a concert at Wolf Trap. His brother, Mickey, Jody everyone was there. Paul and I were talking about the stock market when he hands me his retirement portfolio of trades, Micky has me going through his new laptop windows configuration....I'm strumming Willie's Guitar when he asks me to play that chord again. Willie and I spoke for a good 45 wife and I danced to the music on the stage left of the band. What a gift....

Dear Paul,
You always made me feel like a welcomed Friend & part of the Family!
Thank you for all the Texas Hospitality you showed me through out the years.
You will always live in my Heart!
See on the Other Side in due time.

Sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I met Paul on a few occasions and visited with him on his bus after concerts. His wife was a great-niece of my stepmother, Mary Nell Mabry Sullivan. Paul would speak of his wife and sons with great love and pride and share pictures of them. The world has lost a great man.

My husband and I new Paul for many years and were honored to know this good man. Condolences and sympathy to his family and friends. Darwin and Georgi Garvin

Mr Paul had to have a interesting life preforming with Mr Nelson. I know he had some stories to tell. The family probably heard a lot of the them which makes for great memories. The f amily has my symphaty.

Thanks for all the good music! Rest in Peace.