Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral of respected Holmfirth businessman Jonathan Platt.
Jonathan, 54, who ran family electrical shop Frank Platt Electrical Ltd with father Bob, 82, was found dead at his Hepworth home on May 12.
Jonathan’s funeral will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Holmfirth on Friday at 1pm.
Friends and relatives are coming from across Britain for the service which follows a private cremation.
The service had originally been planned for Hepworth Church but it quickly became apparent that would be too small.
Jonathan and Bob ran the 85-year-old family firm until it closed two years ago. Jonathan, who was single, took early retirement to pursue his hobbies of cars, motorsports and golf.
Bob, a former Yorkshire pace bowler and a past president of the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League, told the Examiner the family had received more than 300 letters and cards and some 50 telephone calls.
He said he and wife Sue, 76, had been “deeply touched” by the reaction to Jonathan’s death.
“It’s been quite amazing,” said Bob. “It’s one hell of a tribute to Jonathan and shows how popular and well loved he was.
“The church will be full and I think people will be standing outside.”
It is still not known how Jonathan died.
A spokesman for the coroner’s office said no cause of death had been established and the inquest was adjourned for further investigation.