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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Paul you will be so missed. You were a great friend and an inspiration to me. When you met my husband you said Son you're a tall drink of water LOL That has stuck with him every since. Now you're playing for God everyday. What a Great Day that must be. Prayers for everyone❤ Love you Paul❤❤

It saddens me to know Willie has such a loss. Hang in there , you two will meet again one day. Love you and your music , Willie Nelson.
My condolences.

Heartfelt condolences to the English family, may God be with you at this very difficult time.

Condolences to the Nelson family. Rest peacefully Paul. God Bless. MCM

Back in the late 80's & early 90's, D. W. (whom I had known for over 10 years) along with Tina lived at my house in Rowlett. During that time I met and spoke with Paul along with Janie several times. One thing I learned after my mom & dad died is that they still live in your heart, your memories and the impact they had on you in molding who you are today. They never really die because they are always with you. I send my heart felt condolences to the Family. Terry Keaton

Uncle Paul was such a genuine man who loved his family. I thank him for his knowledge he has given me in the past wether it was about drums or life. You will be missed greatly. I love you Uncle Paul, until next time. Love,
Joey "Sonny Boy" Gray

Paul and I Tom Cathey. Worked together in Fi Worth Texas area, back before he went to work for Willie. AS A fact. We were friends after he started. Paul, had a brother name. Oliver. Played guitar and steel.

Our condolences and prayers go out to family, friends and Willie due to the loss of Paul. Many years of GREATNESS will be remembered FOREVER

Paul was a very nice man.So glad i got to meet him and the rest of the band.God bless you all.