The founder of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas is dead.

According to his son, Fred Phelps died overnight in Kansas at the age of 84.  

The Westboro Baptist Church is infamous for picketing military funerals.  

Members of the church carry signs claiming military deaths, the Sept. 11 attacks and other tragedies are God's punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality.

The father of a fallen Marine his thoughts on Fred Phelps.

Albert Snyder told the "Military Times" he thinks Phelps should be buried in peace.  

That's despite the fact that Westboro Church members picketed his son's funeral and the funerals of many other soldiers.