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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You have my deepest heart felt sympathy in the passing of Paul . He will always be there for each one of the heart

I met Paul at the Texas State Fair one year. I can't remember the year. Very nice guy and really approachable. Great drummer. R.I.P.

Just wanted to offer my condolences to Paul's family, friends, Willie and his band. Thankful that I got to meet Paul. Keep playing those drums in Heaven! If you see Mike Reed up there, enjoy a jam session together!

Paul thanks for the memories rest in peace you are always on our mind miss you .

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....