Condolence & Memory Journal

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

Posted by Donna Doan - Langhorne, PA - acquaintance   March 27, 2020

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

Posted by Mike Trolinder - Commerce, GA   March 09, 2020

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. I could see the audience. Paul we hit it off immediately...he was a wonderful guy and loved his family. He was very proud of them.You could have not met a kinder, principled, and very gentle soul. Pouty, Billy and Willie, his sister Bobbie....our deepest sympathy in your time of loss. Just remember the love you had, and the love you give back always comes back X 10. Paul was just a fantastic person, that smile and the laughs we shared are an honored gift of who he will always be. Billy.

Posted by Bill Batleman - North Potomac, MD - Acquaintance   March 05, 2020

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.

Posted by Jo Ann Jozwiak Zedler - Austin area, TX - friend   February 29, 2020

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.

Posted by Betty Sullivan - Boothbay, ME - friend   February 23, 2020

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

Posted by Darwin and Georgi Garvin - OH - coworker   February 22, 2020

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.

Posted by - IL   February 22, 2020


Thanks for all the good music! Rest in Peace.

Posted by Dana McNeill - Fancy Gap, VA   February 21, 2020

Thank you Paul

Posted by Joan Martin - CHESTERFIELD, VA   February 21, 2020

Rest In Peace, Paul. Make some music up there with the band, Brother. Gary Beaver and Joyce Miller.

Posted by Joyce Miller - Cleburne, TX - acquaintance   February 21, 2020

So Long My Friend , See You on the other side...

Posted by Russell T. Ivey - Corpus Christi, TX - friend   February 21, 2020

Sending prayers for both of Paul's families. Will miss seeing him on stage!!!!

Posted by CHERYL NUNES - MORRIS, OK   February 21, 2020

Posted by Beverly Singleton - Bastrop, TX - friend   February 20, 2020


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

Posted by Cherie Brautigam - Decker Prairie, TX - friend   February 20, 2020

He will be greatly missed. Prays to the family and friends.

Posted by Connie Warren - Grants Pass, OR   February 20, 2020

Peace to you and to your family peace and Rom Pa Pom Pom sir - loved your music

Posted by Mike Owens - Louisville, KY - student   February 20, 2020

Paul you will be missed very much, love you . So Sorry, praying for family

Posted by Faye Farmer - Fenton, MI - friend   February 20, 2020

Lifting the family and friends in the days ahead with love

Posted by Celinda Mathews - Ruidoso, NM - friend   February 20, 2020

Such a terrible loss. I've enjoyed Paul's beat to the music, many times I saw Willie in concert. Loved the band's feature shots in On The Road Again movie. Rest in peace Paul. My prayers to his band family and loved ones at home. God bless.

Posted by Norma Barton - Thousand Oaks, CA   February 19, 2020

My condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   February 18, 2020

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

Posted by George Fowler - Grand Prairie, TX - friend   February 18, 2020

So very sorry for the loss of Willie's long time, partner in crime friend from Blanca in Racine, Wisconsin.

Posted by Blanca Amaya, webers - Racine, WI - friend   February 18, 2020

My condolences.

Posted by A friend   February 18, 2020

I had the opportunity to hang out with Paul and Willie a couple of times . Once at San Francisco's annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival , and in San Francisco's Fillmore District @ the Fillmore . As a volunteer at HSBG , I has access to all the musicians and I confess , I took advantage of every moment of it gathering all the autographs I could gather on my old '46 Martin D-18 , and Paul's being one of them . What a very kind and generous man .
RIP old timer .

Posted by Greg Williams - San Francisco, CA   February 18, 2020

The greatest drummer of all time!!! Such a great contributor to Outlaw Country...

Posted by Renee Martin - TX   February 18, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the English family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

Posted by A friend   February 17, 2020


I know he Is with The Lord now! He was a very special man to me I was at the Fourth of July picnic at the Pernales country club In Austin I think it was 1973 and I had a severe heat stroke I was not going to make it, Paul heard and called Willies helicopter to come down and get me and take me into Austin to the hospital he saved my life and I have been forever grateful to this man! God bless you Paul and thank you!
Prayers for the family for the loss of this wonderful man.

Posted by Sandra Smith - Cypress, TX - friend   February 17, 2020

Met and talk with Paul several times,great people loved his work he will be missed ,rest in peace my friend and god bless the family.

Posted by Steven Harper - Grove city, OH - friend   February 17, 2020

Will miss him. So thankful he was always there to protect Willie.

Posted by Gaye Lynn    February 17, 2020

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❤❤

Posted by Lisa James - Venus, TX   February 17, 2020

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.

Posted by Pj Martin Tharp - Pinetops, NC - Acquaintance   February 17, 2020

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

Posted by A friend   February 17, 2020

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

Posted by Maggie Miller - Naples, FL - acquaintance   February 16, 2020

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

Posted by Terry Keaton - Rowlett, TX - acquaintance   February 16, 2020

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

Posted by Joseph Gray - Rowlett, TX - family   February 16, 2020

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.

Posted by Tom Cathey - FT.Worth, TX - friend   February 16, 2020


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

Posted by Hillbilly Bob - Potter township, AR - acquaintance   February 16, 2020

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

Posted by Zelma Riffle - commercial point, OH - friend   February 16, 2020

Paul and Willie's friendship reminds me of that of David and Jonathan. I was happy to learn that their uniting in that bond proved to be beneficial for the both of them. Willie even wrote a song about it. May all of you find comfort in knowing that God cares for you. Let the music continue!

Posted by A friend   February 16, 2020

Will miss you behinds the drums ,always smiling to audience .And that nod between you and Willie,seem like you knew each other every move every thought, What a great friendship you had.
the band has lost a friend, so glad for every show i saw at Biliy Bobs.Thank you Paul,Claudine

Posted by claudine garrett - mansfield, TX   February 16, 2020

He will be missed

Posted by Janice Martin - Paducah, TX - acquaintance   February 16, 2020

He was a great person rip

Posted by A friend   February 16, 2020

Sincere condolences to the English Family, May Almighty God in the Heavens comfort your hearts with tenderness and loving kindness as you cope with Paul's passing. He will truly be missed.

Posted by BRY - CA   February 16, 2020


You had a hell of a run son. Lived your life to the fullest. You are missed. Peace to you now.

Posted by Kristi Miller - MI   February 16, 2020

Very nice Man and loving family. I taught piano to Paul and Evan and in their home every week.
Paul English SR. was always nice to me. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Janice Harmon - PLANO, TX - teacher   February 15, 2020

RIP Paul Godspeed!!!!

Posted by Rick Guy - Hollister, MO - acquaintance   February 15, 2020

Dear Paul, thank you so much for helping me at the age of 13. Your dedication to hard work influenced me then and to rhis day. RiP. Brad Payne

Posted by Brad Payne - Fort Myers, FL - friend   February 15, 2020

We are very saddened by this great loss. Please accept our prayers and condolences to his family, the Willie Nelson family, and those who knew him personally. There's quite a jam session going on above the clouds, now. God's peace to all.

Posted by A friend   February 15, 2020

Love you Paul. RIP. We miss you already.
cn/chris nelsen, kalamazoo, mi

Posted by A friend   February 15, 2020

May he rest in peace and the Good Lord comfort his family and friends.

Posted by Charles Garcia - Virginia Beach, VA   February 15, 2020

Dear family,
I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you endure. Peace be with you. 23rd Psalm

Posted by Mich E    February 15, 2020

Sympathy to the family of Paul English. May God give you peace of mind and comfort you att this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2020

Play those Drums up in Heaven . Condolences to the Family .
Sue W.
Gr .Mich .

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2020

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2020

Paul English was super nice to me, made him a red and black quilt for his bed on the bus, He was very special, you will be missed, Faye Farmer

Posted by Faye Farmer - Fenton, MI - friend   February 14, 2020


Posted by Adam Walden - Fort Worth, TX - family   February 14, 2020

Posted by rita shapp - dallas, TX - friend   February 14, 2020

Rest in Peace Paul

Posted by Alan Raybourn - Ft. Smith, AR - friend   February 14, 2020

Praying for peace and comfort for all of the family.

Posted by Rachel Wells - Willis, TX - family   February 14, 2020

Fearless deepest condolences to
Paul friends and relatives.

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2020

You will never be forgotten Paul English. There should be a movie made about your life adventures while those who know to be true can tell.

Posted by Nancy Ricks - Center Cross, VA - friend   February 14, 2020

The world sure lost a great drummer my condolences to family and friends

Posted by Debra Matelski Bailey - Houston, TX   February 14, 2020

Posted by Michael Saparo    February 14, 2020


I have seen Willie and Family at least 35 times and will be attending the Houston Rodeo on March 4th.We alway look for Paul and needless to say it will be sad not to have him on stage.I met Paul after a show in Galveston and told him I go all over to see Willie - He asked me if I was having fun and I said hell yea ! He put his hand on my shoulder and said with a big smile - that's what its all about ! The Good Lord has a New Drummer Boy ! Rest in Peace Paul

Posted by Michael Saparo - Denver, CO   February 14, 2020

I never met you, but feel as if I knew you. God bless all who cared about you.

Posted by Mike Buckelew - Burnet, TX - friend   February 14, 2020

I am so sorry about the loss of Paul. What a great loss indeed! The family has my deepest condolences. I pray that you will be surrounded continuously with love and support. And, as you go through this difficult time, may Almighty God comfort your hearts, make you firm (2 Thess. 2:17), and keep your fond memories alive.

Posted by Emlyn    February 14, 2020


paul was great, he took the time to sign my willie t-shirt at a concert.even gave me a hug. never will forget it. I attended 20 concerts to see willie,to willie and family he will always be with us,love Lynda mcevoy

Posted by lynda McEvoy - pavilion,, NY   February 14, 2020

I remember meeting you and Willie at the pregame show you and the rest of the band did at the Super Bowl about 16 years ago. I still have your autograph in my scrapbook. Rest in Peace Paul.

Posted by Katherine Halfmoon - Niceville, FL   February 14, 2020

Becky Ron Bennett
Love from New Hampshire

Posted by Becky Bennett - Pembroke, NH   February 14, 2020

Always enjoyed hearing him on the drums at Willie's concerts with my brother! I like to think of Paul now playing the drums with my brother listening!!! He and Willie were our (still mine) all time favorite musicians!! My thoughts and prayers are with Willie and the Family!A Long Time Fan

Posted by janet schneider - Rivesville, WV   February 14, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family. May memories comfort you and prayers strengthen you during this time.

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2020

I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of mr Paul English who was a truly a great entertainer may the God of peace bless him

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2020

My condolences to the English family and friends. May God and fond memories provide comfort, peace, and endurance to your family today, tomorrow, and always.

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2020

My deepest condolences to your family. May your hearts be filled with the memories of your loved one.

Posted by A neighbor    February 14, 2020

So sorry for your loss,please except my condolences and prayers during your time of grief.

Posted by Dee Dee    February 14, 2020

Sorry to hear of the loss.

Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   February 14, 2020

My sincere condolences to Paul's family and to Willie. I know what Paul meant to you all. Heaven has gained an awesome drummer.

Posted by Michele Akers - Bryan, TX   February 14, 2020

Condolences to Willie and to Paul's family. Heaven has a great drummer for sure

Posted by Mary Hirschel - Northamption, MA   February 13, 2020


Posted by A friend   February 13, 2020

We would like to send our sincere condolences to Willie and Paul English's families on the passing of his best friend and drummer.RIP

Posted by Ron Holbert - Knoxville, TN - friend   February 13, 2020


Posted by Barbara Wisbey - PALM SPRINGS, CA   February 13, 2020

I still have the drum sticks he handed to me at a Maine concert in '86. Forever treasured! Peace to the English family.

Posted by Jp    February 13, 2020


Posted by Cynthia Herd - SOUTH HADLEY, MA   February 13, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family of Mr English. Keep your memories of him alive in your heart.

Posted by - MD   February 13, 2020

When you hear Willie Nelson sing the song, Me and Paul you get to see that when you had Paul for a friend, you had real true friend come what may. May his music, his memory, and his legacy give you comfort and may the God comfort strengthen and sustain you.

Posted by Mike DC    February 13, 2020

My condolences to the English family, so very sorry for your loss, may God comfort and strengthen you as you go through this very difficult time.

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Patsy Kell - Electra, TX - family   February 13, 2020

I am sorry regarding the loss of your loved one. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family.

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2020