Players past and present as well as great and good of the game will attend the legendary striker's funeral and thanksgiving service at Bolton Parish Church before a private committal.
Coyle, who now manages the club Lofthouse used to play for, said: "I was very fortunate and privileged to have met not just a footballing great but a terrific man, a very humble man.
"He will be sadly missed by everyone at the club and I suggest everyone in England. He was so patriotic about playing for his country.
"It is important that while there is a sadness we remember everything Nat Lofthouse did bring, not only to Bolton Wanderers but to football. I will always remember him with a smile on my face."